Will OMS agent still work after 31 August 2024?

Yazan 5 Reputation points

What happens if a machine is still using OMS agent after retirement on August 31st, 2024? Will it still be able to send logs to a workspace? Or will workspaces reject incoming logs from this agent?


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  1. Clive Watson 4,331 Reputation points MVP

    The guidance just says it will be retired and you get no further support. It sounds like its just "support" rather than it stops working.

    The Log Analytics agent will be retired on August 31, 2024. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide any support for the Log Analytics agent.


  2. Yazan 5 Reputation points

    I got a confirmation from MS that the OMS agent will stop ingesting logs to LA Workspaces after the 31st of August, 2024.

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  3. Sandeep G-MSFT 11,091 Reputation points Microsoft Employee


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    Issue: Will OMS agent still work after 31 August 2024?

    Resolution: Resolved by @Yazan

    As you mentioned above below is the information that you received from our support team.

    As per the Microsoft Legacy agents (MMA and OMS) agents will not be available on Azure Portal as agent will be retired. So, the Azure Virtual Machines and On-Prem Virtual Machines will not be able to send logs to LA Workspace. For this Microsoft is coming with a new solution for both Windows and Linux VMs called AMA agent (Azure Monitoring Agent).  I suggest you Migrating to Azure Monitor Agent from Legacy agents to avoid any disruptions. Please find the Microsoft documentation below for Migration.

    Yes, for the Azure VMs and On-Prem VMs the OMS agent will stop working after Aug 31_st_, 2024, and will stop ingesting logs to LA Workspace.  Before the retirement date, If there is update regarding functionality of OMS agent Microsoft will send an official update.  

    Let us know if you have any further questions on this

    Please "Accept the answer" if the information helped you. This will help us and others in the community as well

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