MMS BB53 session demo – Automated Protection of Resources

As per the first post in this series, this article documents a demo that we did at MMS last week. In this demo, I showed how we could automatically add a newly deployed server into the DPM protection cycle.  This is a very simple demo, with only 4 activities! The complete runbook looks like this….

0

MMS BB51 session demo – User Initiated Server Restart

I am going to document and publish all the Opalis demos that I did at MMS, providing  a description of what the scenario was and details on how I built it.  The idea is to help you understand the process we go through, and give you ideas.  You will always need to work through your…

0

New Community Opalis Integration Pack for System Center Service Manager

Marcel Zehner over at SCSMFAQ.ch has recently built and made available a new Opalis integration pack for SCSM! For now it includes three new workflow activities: Auto-close Resolved Incidents Auto-close Resolved Problem Export Unsealed Management Packs For all the details and a download link see the following: http://blog.scsmfaq.ch/2011/03/29/opalis-integration-pack-extension-for-service-manager/ J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer…

0

Opalis – Add a User to a Service Manager Review Activity

This scenario came through my inbox recently, and what looked like a fairly straight forward runbook turned out to have a couple of gotcha’s in it. The scenario requested was to pick up the affected user of a Change Request, and make them part of the approval process.  In Service Manager, this means making them…

0

The Opalis Survival Guide

If you’ve ever said to yourself “Wow, I sure wish I knew more about all the really cool things Opalis could do” or “I wish there was a site that had all the best Opalis resources all in one spot” then I’ve got just the site for you.  It’s the Opalis Survival Guide and it’s…

0

So what’s the deal with Opalis 3rd party Integration Packs?

Wondering why your favorite 3rd party Opalis Integration Pack isn’t being updated?  Well rest assured that it probably is, according to Adam Hall, Sr. Technical Product Manager for Opalis.  Check out his notes on the topic and send him some feedback on any IP you’re waiting to be updated over on the System Center Team…

0