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Public Preview of Monitoring Nutanix for Microsoft OMS

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, named Microsoft a leader for the 10th consecutive year by research and advisory firm Gartner. Gartner positioned the company furthest to the right in its 2017 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, recognizing Microsoft’s completeness of vision within the ranking’s “Leaders” category, writes Microsoft.

It’s the second year in a row Microsoft received that positioning.

The ranking recognizes products that meet the criteria of a modern business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform, and is one of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant series of market reports conducted for several specific technology industries and updated every one to two years.

The public preview of the Nutanix Monitoring Solution from Comtrade Software for Operations Management Suite (OMS) announced today, enables “monitoring, event analytics, and log analytics for on-premises Nutanix Enterprise Clouds.”

Comtrade Software’s Nutanix OMS Solution consists of five solutions including: Nutanix Clusters, Nutanix Hardware, Nutanix Storage, Nutanix Virtual Machines, and Nutanix Log and Event Analytics. “Each solution provides monitoring and analytics capabilities for individual Nutanix areas,” writes the Azure team.

Deploy all of them to get complete Nutanix monitoring and analytics coverage. It extends OMS by:

  • Providing historic Nutanix performance metrics like cluster/host/storage/virtual machine (VM) latency, input/output operations per second (IOPS), and resource utilization
  • Identifying situations when more solid-state drive (SSD) storage resources must be added to maintain low I/O latency
  • Enabling instant identification of Nutanix hosts that run many VMs and identification of hosts that are much less loaded
  • Acting as a central point for Nutanix log and event collection and analytics to enable correlation of
Nutanix Hardware Solution for Microsoft OMS
Nutanix Hardware Solution for Microsoft OMS

Getting Started with Azure – Backup Vaults and Policies. Microsoft in a video walkthrough details how to setup a service, as well as PowerShell scripts and an ARM template to automate and parameterize the process.

In addition, you’ll find a PowerShell script and an ARM template that can be used to deploy the exact same Azure Backup Vault and there by allow you to automate the process.Both of the scripts are parameterized so that you can specify your own information.

In the walkthough below, Microsoft shows steps to connect Excel to an Azure Analysis Services server. “You can connect to Azure Analysis Services from Power BI, Excel and many other third party client tools.”

For getting started, you need: “A data model deployed at an Azure Analysis Services server – Creating your first data model in Azure Analysis Services, and latest version of Microsoft Excel 2016 from Office 365.” “For non Office 365 or older versions of Excel, the MSOLAP.7 provider is required,” wrties the Azure team.

  • In Excel 2016, on the Data ribbon, click Get External Data -> From Other Sources -> From Analysis Services.
  • In the Data Connection Wizard, in Server name, enter the name of your Azure Analysis Services server. Then, in Logon credentials, select Use the following User Name and Password, and then type the organizational user name, for example [email protected], and password.
  • Connect in Excel logon
  • In Select Database and Table, select the database and model or perspective, and then click Finish. Connect in Excel select model
  • Select OK to create a PivotTable report.
Connect Excel to Azure Analysis Services Server
Connect Excel to Azure Analysis Services Server

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