Bindusar, a CSA at Intune, discusses how to collect specific event IDs from internet-based client machines using Azure Monitor Agent. He explores several options, including running a local script on client machines and using “Send-OMSAPIIngestionFile” for uploading to Log Analytics Workspace.
Introducing Azure Monitor Agent: A New Way to Collect Event IDs
Microsoft is constantly innovating and enhancing its tech offerings. One such recent development is the Azure Monitor Agent, a tool designed to collect specific event IDs from internet-based client machines.
The Azure Monitor Agent offers a fresh approach to collecting logs from client machines. It allows for the collection of specific event IDs from internet-based client machines, either with Microsoft Entra ID or Hybrid Joined, and uploads them to Log Analytics Workspace for further use cases.
Previously, collecting logs required running a local script on client machines and then using “Send-OMSAPIIngestionFile” to upload the required information to Log Analytics Workspace. This method presented a significant challenge: allowing client machines to authenticate directly in Log Analytics Workspace.
“The biggest challenge with this API is to allow client machines to authenticate directly in Log Analytics Workspace.”
However, the Azure Monitor Agent simplifies this process, making it easier for tech-savvy users to collect and analyze data.
Why is it Important to Know?
Understanding how to use the Azure Monitor Agent is crucial for anyone working in the tech industry, especially those who regularly work with Microsoft’s suite of products. It’s a powerful tool that can significantly streamline the process of collecting and analyzing data, making it an essential skill for tech professionals.
“I have received multiple requests from customers asking to collect specific event IDs from internet-based client machines.”
With the Azure Monitor Agent, Microsoft continues to innovate and improve its offerings, making it easier for tech professionals to do their jobs effectively.