8 Minute Demo – OIS & VMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1

Hello Readers/Viewers! Today we take a look at some new functionality within the VMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 Release. BACKGROUND If you haven’t already heard, Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 was recently released. In the long list of new features, one in particular stood out to me: It now has the ability to…


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 / Orchestrator – Advanced Workflow & Best Practice Video Tutorial

Happy Friday Readers and Viewers! I thought it was time I present you with a collection of “Advanced Workflow & Best Practice” Video Tutorials. I realize that many of you may think the timing on this is strange, given that the public SC Orchestrator 2012 Beta is due to release TODAY. Rest assured, the topics…


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…


@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…


OIS – iSCSI Automation

I recently completed a project where I needed to orchestrate and automate Windows 2008 R2 NIC settings and the iSCSI Initiator. PROBLEM SUMMARY: Recent SAN Upgrades/Modifications required a large number of host reconfiguration: Old iSCSI configurations removed and New iSCSI configurations applied. In this case, it was: 125 different Hosts 125 different NIC configurations 125…


8 Minute Demo – Sanitizing OIS Exports

Good evening readers/viewers! Today we take a look at a topic that you may or may not know you need to learn. 🙂 SCENARIO: You have a policy or set of policies that you would like to export and share. ISSUE: Regardless of the number of Global Settings and/or Global Configurations you use within your…

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