Microsoft is fully integrating Operations Management Suite (OMS) capabilities into the Azure portal in response to customer requests.
At present, Microsoft is working on successively mapping all functions of OMS under the Log Analytics area in the Azure portal. The majority of the functions have already been integrated. The rest should also be available by August 2018. Through the migration, Microsoft hopes to be able to reduce the effort for monitoring and management for users through the functions integrated in the Azure portal, such as resource tagging or intelligent search. This is in line with the wishes of many Azure customers, who have long wanted a unified portal for monitoring all cloud services.
New features of OMS, such as Traffic Manager, will be available exclusively in the Azure portal. However, the integration of OMS will also result in some changes in Azure:
- Alerts from Azure Monitor, Log Analytics and Application Insights will be collected under a single menu item (Alerts) in the Azure portal.
- The OMS user management is integrated into the role-based user management from Azure.
- The Application Insights Connector is no longer needed as the function can be mapped via cross-workspace queries.
- Microsoft discontinues the OMS app for mobile devices.
- The current Network Security Groups (NSG) will be extended and integrated into Traffic Analytics.
Not all functions are or will be integrated. Until further notice, the OMS portal is still required for the following applications:
- Windows Analytics Solutions,
- DNS Analytics and
- Surface Hub.
It is also important to note that update plans created in the OMS portal do not currently show up in the Azure portal. The same applies to update history (should be fixed by the end of June 2018).
All changes can be tracked at Azure Updates.