SC2012 Solution Runbook Examples

Hello Readers and Viewers! The long awaited and highly anticipated SC2012 Solution Runbook Examples are here! I mentioned them yesterday during my first Instructor-Led Lab @ MMS 2012, and now they are available here, from my blog and CodePlex. If you happen to be attending MMS 2012, be sure to stop by the Hands-On Lab…

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System Center 2012 Pre-Releases Available Now!

Hello Readers/Viewers! I am happy to re-announce some big news out of the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Team: Announcing New System Center 2012 Pre-Releases: Delivering Self-Service Application Management with the Microsoft Private Cloud This includes: App Controller (Beta) Service Manager (Beta) Orchestrator (RC) This adds to the already released: Virtual Machine Manager (RC) Configuration…

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OIS - Automated System Center Advisor Agent Deployment with Service Management

I recently completed a project where I needed to orchestrate and automate the deployment of System Center Advisor Agents (and pre-requisites) on 228 different Host machines. PROBLEM SUMMARY: A recent configuration request required we enable System Center Advisor for a large number of Sales Demo Host machines – This meant that all host machines needed…

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OIS 6.3 - External Interfaces

Readers/Viewers, this is just a simple post which will be directly referenced as “see also” content by the OIS 6.3 – Advanced Workflow & Best Practice Video Tutorial post. OIS 6.3 – External Interfaces: Any interface which can integrate or orchestrate the initiation of OIS workflows. Exposed OIS Integration Surfaces: Command Line Interface (OIS5StartPolicy.exe) SOAP…

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A Guide to Blog D’Joy

Readers/Viewers – The following is a guide to my past and current blog posts: ALL VIDEOS – YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/charlesjoyMS COMMUNITY CONTENT – CodePlex: http://opalis.codeplex.com/ and http://orchestrator.codeplex.com/ What is Opalis Integration Server / System Center Orchestrator? Start Here! – Product Overview and Demo Why Opalis / Orchestrator? (Value Prop) Does Opalis / Orchestrator have an…

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@Tech·Ed North America 2011 - System Center Orchestrator Booth

I wanted to provide a quick guide to this blog for those of you new to this blog (especially those of you who have been directed to this site from one of the people at the System Center Orchestrator booth @ TENA 2011!) 🙂 SYSTEM CENTER ORCHESTRATOR BETA CEP SIGN-UP!!! – https://connect.microsoft.com/site1211/Survey/Survey.aspx?SurveyID=12773  WHAT TO EXPECT…

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Unofficial System Center Catalog

Hello again Readers/Viewers, I wanted to quickly post about this very useful blog site: http://unofficialsystemcentercatalog.wordpress.com/ There are two Unofficial Catalogs available there: Opalis: “Is there an integration pack for … ?” Operations Manager: “Is there a management pack for …?” As more of you create community content (Opalis or otherwise), it is nice to know…

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8 Minute Demo – OIS-SCOM Multi-Option Initiation

I know, I know, you don’t hear from me in forever, and here I am cranking out two videos/posts in one day. What is the world coming to? Ok, for what you came here for… The following video is pretty simplistic. It illustrates the capability within Opalis in which workflows can be initiated from various…

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