Syslog data and Azure Operational Insights

Very recently Microsoft added Azure diagnostic extension for Linux VM in Azure. Working with Operational Insight in OMS you will probably want to have that data there. How to do it? First of all,  enable diagnostics for Linux virtual machine you have in Azure.

After that login to your Azure portal and add Storage account like data in Operational Insights


After some time you should see syslog data in your search and added 1 storage account in settings pane in OMC. CheersRolling on the floor laughing


Powershell remote to Azure virtual machine SSL problems

Hi, I wanted to start powershell remote to azure virtual machine but this is what I get.

PS C:\Users\ipuhalo> enter-pssession -computername -credential igor -usessl
enter-pssession : Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : The server
certificate on the destination computer ( has the following errors:
The SSL certificate is signed by an unknown certificate authority. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troublesh
ooting Help topic.
At line:1 char:1 enter-pssession -computername -credential igor -usessl
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: ( [Enter-PSSession], PSRemotingTransportExce
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CreateRemoteRunspaceFailed


Because it is self signed certificate you should import it on your pc so that you can trust this publisher. How to do it. In IE10 I couldn’t find the way to view and install certificate. You can do it with some other browsers like Firefox but not with IE. If you know the way please tell me. That’s why I did something else. I connected to Remote desktop  on virtual machine and open certificate snap in in mmc console.  Under personal find your certificate and export it to cert file without private key


Copy that file to your local pc, open mmc console with current user certificate snap in. Import certificate to Trusted root Certification Authority folder. After import you will confirm this security warning about untrusted publisher


After that you will be able to Powershell remotely to Azure virtual machine.