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Announcing new Log Analytics (OMS) resource for Azure VMs

Learn more about new Log Analytics (Operations Management Suite) integration with the Azure Portal in form of extension and quickstart templates.

We are excited to announce gaining insights on your Azure VMs is a few clicks away with the new Log Analytics (OMS) resource. Log Analytics (OMS) brings the power of Microsoft’s new cloud-based management solution, Operations Management Suite, right into the Azure portal allowing you to provision a brand new OMS workspace, link workspaces to Azure subscriptions, and onboard Azure VMs directly to the OMS service. We invite you try out the free tier for Operations Management Suite, allowing 500 MB of daily upload and seven days of data retention.

The following video gives a quick overview of the new Azure Log Analytics (OMS) experience.

A more detailed walkthrough of the portal integration can be found here.

ARM quickstart templates

Along with the Log Analytics resource we also have new Azure quickstart templates and Azure VM extensions to get you started. These templates allow you to quickly deploy a brand new Windows or Linux VM that instantly onboards to the OMS service. If you already have a large arsenal of ARM templates refer to the following documentation on how to add the Windows or Linux Azure VM Extension as a resource.

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Supported operating systems

Log Analytics (OMS) supports a majority of Windows and Linux variations available in Azure today. In addition, Operations Management Suite also has the ability to bring insights across your other on-premises, private cloud, public cloud environments .

Operating Systems Version
Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 15.04, 15.10 (x86/x64)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 12 (x86/x64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5,6, and 7 (x86/x64)
Oracle Linux Server 5,6, and 7 (x86/x64)
CentOS Linux Server 5,6, and 7 (x86/x64)
Amazon Linux Server 2012.09 –> 2015.09 (x86/x64)
Windows Server 2008 SP1 and above (x86/x64)

Overall, the new Azure Integration streamlines creating and integrating Log Analytics into your Azure environment. Pair this ease of deployment with our OMS Free tier and powerful Log Analytics and Insights have no barrier for entry. We hope to see you on the OMS Service, and are happy to take feedback for new feature requests on our User Voice forum or respond to issues at scdata@microsoft.com.