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…


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…


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…


Make installing the Operator Console easier with a superflow

You can find the Operator Console installation superflow here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/E/9/FE9A306D-BFCB-48D6-8748-922B0F1F0E68/SF_OpalisOpConsoleInstall.msi   Just install this msi and it guides you through the installation of the Operator Console step by step.


Opalis Integration Server Run .Net Script object returns error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." at runtime

When executing an Opalis Integration Server Policy that utilizes the Run .Net Script object, the following error may be returned in the Error Summary Text Published Data of the Run .Net Script object and the object status returns as failed: "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." This can occur if a…


Opalis Integration Server is now supported on Microsoft Windows 64-bit Operating Systems

Just a heads up on a new Opalis development regarding amd64 support.  Opalis Integration Server 6.3 is officially supported on Windows 2008 64-bit versions. Previous Opalis versions are not supported on any 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows, and although they may successfully function under a 64-bit environment, this has not been thoroughly tested and may…


Error "Export failure _com_error, Unspecified error, -2147467259" in Opalis Integration Server Client when exporting policies

When attempting to export a large structure of Policies and/or Global Resources (Variables, Counters, Schedules and Computer Groups), the following error is returned in the Opalis Integration Server Client: "Export operation failed. Please see the Opalis Client and Management Server logs for more information. Additional information: Export failure _com_error, Unspecified error, -2147467259" Exceptions like the…


New utility to automate the installation of the Opalis ops console

I am very happy to announce that Kelverion has created and published a new tool that simplifies and automates the installation of the current Opalis 6.3 operator console. This new tool removes the complexity from the current operator console installation and brings consistency to the experience. You can read more about the utility here, watch…


A couple new Opalis Integration Packs are available

In cased you missed it, our very own Charles Joy  just announced some recent additions to the Opalis CodePlex site.  Since they are CodePlex releases they fall into that “no warranty, no support, use at your own risk” type of category but for those of you trailblazing with Opalis you may just find something useful…