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…


How to install Opalis Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console Class and Rule definitions

The Opalis Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console requires that new classes and rules be incorporated into IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console to function properly. This article will review how to install the required rules and classes. More Information The IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console application leverages custom rules and classes by providing the ability to…


Opalis 6.3 step-by-step installation guides

HI everyone We have posted an article which contains links to two great installation resources.  There is a video from Charles Joy showing the installation process, and there is a screenshot based article from Christopher Keyaert, one of our Opalis Community members. Enjoy the posts, and happy installing!    Adam Hall     Sr. Technical Product Manager,…


Opalis Integration Server is officially supported by Microsoft in virtualized environments

I just wanted to let everyone know that Opalis Integration Server 6.2.2 and later versions are now officially supported in virtualized environments in accordance to the guidelines documented in the following Knowledge Base article: KB957006 – Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957006/en-us) We’ll be updating the KB article above shortly but for more…


Trouble Making the Connection to OpsMgr, VMM? Don’t forget WinRM.

Sometimes we all forget to "RTFM". Some of us think we have stuff all configured right, but for some reason things aren’t working. One example is when trying to install and use the Operations Manager or Virtual Machine Manager IPs within Opalis 6.3. I had installed the OpsMgr IP and when to create a new…


Create Visio Diagrams and Word Docs of your Opalis Workflows

I just thought I’d give a shout out to Bruno Saille, one of our Senior Systems Engineers in France, who developed the "Opalis VSD Generator". Since I saw the first version of this tool just over a week ago, Bruno has made a LOT of improvements to it. It’s really not fair to call it…

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Exploring VMM Live Migration as part of a patching workflow

This post goes under the heading "Sometimes you have to learn the hard way"… or maybe "you don’t know what you don’t know". As I was building the workflows for patching VMM Clusters using Opalis and the Configuration Manager Integration Pack, I wanted to make absolutely sure that what I was building was really going…


Opalis 6.3: Opalis System Center Service Manager Integration Pack: Attachments

The Opalis 6.3 Integration Pack for Microsoft System Center Service Manager provides a mechanism for uploading attachments into Service Manager.  The workflow activity “Upload Attachment” has been designed to support uploading different types of content into Service Manager.  An attachment could be a File Attachment to an Incident or Change.  It could also be a…

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Opalis Operator Console Error When Logging in Using AD

I just thought I would pass on this post from another Opalis user. It seemed he was having an issue with logging on to the Operator Console while using AD authentication. Turns out the fix was rather simple… See his post here: http://msopsmgr.blogspot.com/2010/12/opalis-operator-console-error-has.html


Opalis 6.3: Incident Escalation using the System Center Service Manager IP

System Center Service Manager provides a rich environment for customers to implement their Incident Management processes.  The connectors provided with Service Manager to Operations Manager, Configuration Manager and Active Directory greatly simplify the process getting these processes running.  Opalis with the System Center Service Manager Integration Pack (SCSMIP) is a natural fit for customers looking…

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