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  • Hi, I am trying to implement the Azure MP with Azure Stack but i am encountering issues with the Authoring Part.

    1. SPN created successfully.

    2. Subscription is discovered and added

    3. In Authoring part -> Microsoft Azure Monitoring -> upon selecting the Subscription which i just added

    The below alert is immediately popping out.

    Value cannot be null

    Parameter name: Source

    Any idea ?

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:32 PM

Answers

  • Case concluded, this MP is not officially meant for Azure Stack, although it should work since they use the same APIs etc.

    I had no luck with trying to set it up.

    • Marked as answer by StonerK Monday, June 8, 2020 9:45 AM
    Monday, June 8, 2020 9:45 AM

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  • Hi,

    May I ask why you are not using the System Center Management Pack for Microsoft Azure Stack management pack?

    Best regards,
    Leon


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    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:51 PM
  • Because They don't monitor the same thing : The Azure Stack MP monitors the cloud system environment, while the Azure MP monitors the tenants workloads (VMs, Vnets, Web apps...) as if they were running in azure "online".

    It theoritically should work since the APIs are the same but I still haven't tested it on my side, and I doubt many people here are running Azure Stack at all... that might be a good opportunity for me to try to monitor it using SCOM though.... when I have time :o



    • Edited by CyrAz Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:54 PM
    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:53 PM
  • Thanks CyrAz for the clarification, indeed we are already using Azure Stack MP for the health of the Stack's software. 

    With regards to the Azure MP, we intend to use it to monitor the workloads within the stacks. 

    We managed to input the correct APIs and subscription discovered well, but im getting an issue in the authoring part.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:44 PM
  • Any errors in the Operations Manager event log?


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    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:58 AM
  • No event logs related to the matter.
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:08 AM
  • You could try removing the subscription from Administration > Microsoft Azure, remove the management pack, clear the cache on the SCOM management server, and then re-import the management pack and finally re-register the subscription.


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    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:37 PM
  • You could try removing the subscription from Administration > Microsoft Azure, remove the management pack, clear the cache on the SCOM management server, and then re-import the management pack and finally re-register the subscription.


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    No luck unfortunately.
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:56 PM
  • Have you tried with different subscriptions?

    If there's no logs, then you'll likely need to raise a ticket to Microsoft:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hub/4343728/support-for-business


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    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:26 PM
  • Unfortunately the Azure MP relies on a bunch of dll and compiled assemblies, so it will be require uncompiling them to troubleshoot it :/
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:27 PM
  • Im thinking about raising a ticket, but dont know yet since MP is intended for Azure and not officially for stack.

    The error seems like at some point there is a source parameter which is returning null. Access is granted automatically on the SPN, and the user used to discover the Subscription has owner rights on the same subscription. 

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:49 PM
  • If you can't select any subscription while trying to use the Monitoring wizard under Authoring > ManagementPack Templates > Microsoft Azure Monitoring, then it's not likely to be an issue related to your Stack.

    Did you go through the management pack guide for the Microsoft Azure management pack to check if you've missed anything?

    Out of curiosity, did you try using both Service Principal and User Principal?


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    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:00 PM
  • Currently we are only testing with only 1 subscription, being the test sub. Don't want to test on the live sub. 

    Management Pack guide didnt provide any clues neither. It only emphasizes on the account being contributor access to inorder to create the SPN. The latter worked fine.

    We are only trying with Service Principal, as per best practice in MP Guide. 

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:10 PM
  • Opened case with MS on the matter. Will see the outcome. 
    Friday, February 14, 2020 3:21 PM
  • Case concluded, this MP is not officially meant for Azure Stack, although it should work since they use the same APIs etc.

    I had no luck with trying to set it up.

    • Marked as answer by StonerK Monday, June 8, 2020 9:45 AM
    Monday, June 8, 2020 9:45 AM