Opalis 6.3: Running PowerShell scripts on 64-Bit Operating Systems

Last week I posted about using a PowerShell script to automate VM cluster maintenance, and talked about how the VMM PowerShell snap-in is 64-bit, while Opalis is 32-bit (and therefore runs PowerShell in 32-bit mode). I thought I would take a second and create a separate post on this to call this out specifically because…

1

On MSDN – Opalis 6.3 to orchestrate SharePoint 2010

Emmanuel walks you through how to build a SharePoint cloud automation system using Opalis 6.3. Go check it out over on MSDN. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/emberger/archive/2010/11/23/opalis-6-3-to-orchestrate-sharepoint-2010.aspx

0

Opalis 6.3: VM Provisioning with Deep Customization with Opalis and System Center Virtual Machine Manager

A typical scenario for Opalis in virtualization environments is to be the engine that orchestrates the provisioning of virtual machines. Process owners design change request forms and approval processes in System Center Service Manager and then virtualization IT specialists will create automation that will take those change requests and transform them into virtual machines. The…

0

Opalis 6.3: System Center Service Manager Cross Service-Desk Interoperability

It’s only natural that a new Service Desk solution should have to interoperate with an existing Service Desk solution.  The reason for this should be pretty obvious:  Everyone in IT uses the Service Desk pretty much every day.  So migrating is bound to present certain challenges as a new, modern system is built out and…

0

Opalis 6.3: CMDB Automation with System Center Service Manager and Opalis

You shouldn’t be shocked to discover that System Center Service Manager has a CMDB.  A CMDB is at the beating heart of any Service Desk solution… a very basic definition of Change Management is the process which maintains the CMDB.  Service Manager provides for various ways one can build an initial set of data in…

0

Opalis 6.3: Automating Hyper-V Cluster Patching using the Configuration Manager IP (Part 1)

In the Getting Started with the Configuration Manager IP article, I talked about the basic scenarios we thought about when creating the Configuration Manager Integration Pack. Now it’s time to go deeper and address some specific datacenter scenarios in detail. One of the things we hear from customers is that although ConfigMgr makes it a…

1

Opalis 6.3: Getting Started with the Service Manager Integration Pack

Overview If you are going to work with System Center Service Manager via the Opalis Service Manager Integration Pack, then you had better learn how to interact with Service Manager Activities.  But what exactly is an Activity?  There exists some confusing terminology that we need to resolve before we go any further into this topic. …

0

Opalis 6.3: System Center Service Manager Driven Hyper-V VM Provisioning

Overview The dynamic provisioning of virtual machines is probably one of the most requested scenario for Opalis.  There appear to be many reasons for this.  Some are just looking to automate the routine, mundane and error-prone tasks associated with repetitively building requests for new Virtual Machines.  That’s the kind of work Opalis does best.  Others…

0