SCOM

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How to build a ServiceNow Incident Connector for SCOM

Connecting Microsoft SCOM and ServiceNow is a no-brainer! If you want to synchronize your alerts with your incidents, view issues in real-time, and generally make your life easier then why wouldn’t you! But, we know not everyone is tech-savvy enough to develop these solutions themselves, so we’ve written this blog to give you a helping hand. So, if you want to give it a go and build your own integration tool, then here’s how to get started.

Azure Management Talk: Application Observability in a Distributed world

In this session, Chris Reddington will provide an overview of Application Insights and how it slots into the wider Azure Monitoring ecosystem. We will explore Alerts, Metrics, Queries, Dashboards, Workbooks and more, and how Application Insights can bring clarity to a distributed cloud deployment.
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Dashboard anything for free: SquaredUp Dashboard Server Public preview available now

How would your IT team be transformed if you could dashboard anything, for free? If you’re an IT pro and want an enterprise dashboarding tool that’s quick to implement, easy to set up, and effortless to maintain, you need SquaredUp Dashboard Server! The public preview of SquaredUp Dashboard Server just went live! Dashboard Server functions independently of SCOM and Azure and introduces a new PowerShell tile to take dashboarding a big step further. Now you can dashboard virtually any data.

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How to embed Grafana visualization in SquaredUp

In our previous post on Grafana and SquaredUp, we compared the two tools across various benchmarks like ease of deployment, time to value, dashboard creation, dashboard sharing, and more. Both tools have their specific advantages over the other, but since the ultimate goal is to give you a single place to look – why not leverage Grafana for the visualizations and data sources it offers, but give them meaning by embedding them in SquaredUp?

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NiCE VMware Management Pack 5.3

Virtualization is part of many IT environments and a very effective way to reduce expenses while boosting efficiency and flexibility. The NiCE VMware Management Pack enables advanced health and performance monitoring for VMware to leverage your existing investment, reduce costs, save time, and build efficiencies that will help shape a future-proof business.

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Four ways to send SCOM alerts to ServiceNow

If you work with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and ServiceNow then you will be familiar with the fear of missing a critical infrastructure alert! But fear no more, we have just the ticket! Imagine if you could get these two tools working together, to fully synchronize your alerts and incidents for the lifetime of an issue – you’d be living the ITSM dream, right! So, here are our top four methods for making this dream a reality.

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Layering customer, infrastructure and business perspectives into your monitoring (Part 4)

In my prior three blog posts, we set some ground rules, looked at some out-of-box dashboards, overloaded an in-box property, and finally created an innovative structure to communicate status using SquaredUp's EAM feature. Looking back, when I started this blog, I explicitly stated that traditional monitoring wasn't our goal. It's essential, but the industry (in broad terms) hasn't been successful with monitoring when the only focus is on the infrastructure perspective.

Azure Management Talk: 5 easy steps to apply financial management to your cloud budget

Struggling with Azure costs? How can you make your cloud consumption predictable? Tony Nguyen and Microsoft MVP Cameron Fuller will show how the same ideas which apply to personal financial management also apply to handling your cloud consumption. They will show how these principles have been successfully used for hundreds of companies across the IT landscape. When you leave this session, you will have learned the 5 steps to managing your Azure budget on any scale.

Azure Management Talk: Multi-tenant resource management at scale

In this Azure Management Talk webinar, Azure MVP Martin Ehrnst is taking a closer look at Azure Lighthouse. With Azure Lighthouse, managed service providers and enterprises can manage Azure resources cross tenants. This allows MSPs to create their own managing solutions, protecting their IP, as well as eliminating tenant switching. Enterprises with multiple tenants can benefit from the same service and manage their entire infrastructure from one single pane.