Wow I can’t believe it has been already 3 weeks ago that I was able to speak at System Center universe 2014 in Houston. The topic of my session was all about connecting both your on premise SCOM environment with your Azure cloud.
The event was a cool experience and a great chance to catch up with a lot of people and meet new ones while we are at it. Had some great talks about our beloved technology and how we see it developing in the next year.
My Session video is available here:
In addition to the video above I’m including some links to articles with more info on how to connect your on prem with your Azure cloud:
Introduction and install of a Scom Azure Gateway server (Cameron Fuller): http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2013/12/04/operations-manager-and-azure-better-together-introducing-the-azure-monitoring-gateway-[sysctr-scom-azure].aspx
Configure Site to site vpn: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-networks-create-site-to-site-cross-premises-connectivity/
Configure point to site vpn: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn133792.aspx
Configure the Scom Azure management pack: http://blogs.technet.com/b/cbernier/archive/2013/10/23/monitoring-windows-azure-with-system-center-operations-manager-2012-get-me-started.aspx
The new year 2014 is not even a couple of weeks old and the first Sysctr events are already announced or planned. Don’t you just love it when the community is buzzing again with new and exciting events just around the corner.
My first appointment will be the System Center Night organized by us, System Center User Group Belgium. For the first time in a long while (heck I can’t even remember that we did this) we are organizing a 2 track evening with 2 sessions on CDM and 2 sessions on ECM.
There are still a couple of seats left but they are limited so If you’re not signed up yet make sure to do so. More info on the SCUGbe events page: http://scug.be/events
Second appointment of this year is a week later… And one I’m really looking forward to. As a huge fan of the first hour I’m thrilled to be able to speak at the SystemCenterUniverse (SCU) event in Houston on the 30th of January.
For this I had the battle me into the SCU_JEDI position to get the slot. Those who have voted for me… Thank you I won’t let you down!
The cool thing about this event is not only the out of this world list of speakers and agenda (check it out here) but the fact that it has been broadcasted over the globe in HD from the very beginning. This is giving everyone the opportunity to tune in for free and witness the event live from their own living room, business or even with their own local User Group. That’s right, user groups around the world are organizing Simulcast parties around the globe. If you want to join them check out whether there’s one near your location and jump in: http://www.systemcenteruniverse.com/venue.htm
But another cool thing is the fact that you can really interact with the event… Right from the start Rod Trent has provided great coverage of the event on social media during and after the event. You can really engage with the event in Houston and ask questions to the panel. This is in my believe a huge plus for all the people who are viewing from abroad and is an extra channel how you can experience the event and get all the inside info…
Follow @rodtrent or check the official hashtag #scu2014 for more info on the event.
My session will be about monitoring your cloud with System Center Operations Manager:
What is that strange Interstellar cloud floating through space holding all your servers, services, data, etc.? Make this not a huge unknown in your universe but send out your probes to get the data back to your mother ship and start monitoring it. Use the force of this massive cloud to even monitor your servers at the mother ship. The possibilities are out there… Just grab them, combine the forces and become a true master of your universe.
It’s scheduled at 2:35pm – 3:20pm Texas time (approx 10PM Brussels time) so tune in to the simulcast if you want to check out my session.
The closest Simulcast party for Belgium and Netherlands is held by ScugNL in Hilversum. More info here: http://www.scug.nl/events/system-center-universe-2014-american-texas-pizza-sessie/
So I hope to see you all live or virtually at System Center Universe 2014.
If you want to get in touch: connect and drop me a line on Twitter: @DieterWijckmans