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OMS: Manage your Linux servers with OMS (step1)

By Dieter Wijckmans

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Today the OMS agent installation bits for Linux came online in public preview giving OMS the possibility to pull in performance and event data into the OMS workspace from Linux machines.

This is basically the next step to get OMS to monitor your entire environment. It is a clear example of the possibilities of OMS to monitor your entire datacenter not bound by OS or system.

Where do I get it?

Log on to your workspace and go to your overview => settings => connected sources and download the Agent for linux:

How do I install it?

Obviously you will need the access to your Linux machines.

The install docs can be found on github on this url: https://github.com/MSFTOSSMgmt/OMS-Agent-for-Linux

In general you just need to run these commands:

$> wget https://github.com/MSFTOSSMgmt/OMS-Agent-for-Linux/releases/download/1.0.0-47/omsagent-1.0.0-47.universal.x64.sh
$> md5sum omsagent-1.0.0-47.universal.x64.sh
$> sudo sh ./omsagent-1.0.0-47 –install -w <YOUR OMS WORKSPACE ID> -s <YOUR OMS WORKSPACE PRIMARY KEY>
What distro’s are supported?

The following distro’s are supported:

Amazon Linux 2012.09 –> 2015.09 (x86/x64)
CentOS Linux 5,6, and 7 (x86/x64)
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5,6, and 7 (x86/x64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5,6 and 7 (x86/x64)
Debian GNU/Linux 6, 7, and 8 (x86/x64)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 15.04 (x86/x64)
SUSE Linux Enteprise Server 11 and 12 (x86/x64)

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