Evaluating the Reach and Scale of Opalis Runbooks

Adam Hall just announced a couple new articles that were published on Opalis and the next version of Opalis, Orchestrator: We have published two new articles that discuss how to evaluate the Reach and Scale of Opalis. These articles and associated Runbooks were created and tested in Opalis, and they will equally apply to the…

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Now available: The Opalis Integration Pack for PowerShell Script Execution

Looks like Microsoft’s own Charles Joy announced the next addition to his collection of OIS 6.3 QIK based Integration Packs (IPs) on CodePlex. As you can see from the blog title, this one is all about PowerShell: If you have worked with PowerShell in OIS, you have likely needed to reference blog posts which address…

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Automating a Hyper-V Integration Services upgrade with Opalis and SCVMM

Not sure how I missed this one back when it first posted but our very own Charles Joy posted a great video demo over on his blog about how to use Opalis to update the Hyper-V VM integration components: Have you recently upgraded your Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with Hyper-V to Service Pack 1?…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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