Opalis 6.3: Automating Hyper-V Cluster Patching using the Configuration Manager IP (Part 3)

In Part 1 of this article, I began to talk about the process of maintaining Hyper-V Clusters. The process of "draining" a host (moving guest VM’s off to another cluster node) was accomplished using a PowerShell script. The next steps include assigning updates and then monitoring the updates through the process of installation. In Part…

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Opalis 6.3: Automating Hyper-V Cluster Patching using the Configuration Manager IP (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article, I began to talk about the process of maintaining Hyper-V Clusters. The process of "draining" a host (moving guest VM’s off to another cluster node) was accomplished using a PowerShell script. The next steps include assigning updates and then monitoring the updates through the process of installation. Just to…

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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…

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Opalis 6.3: Getting Started with the Configuration Manager IP

Opalis 6.3 introduces four new System Center Integration Packs (for SCCM, SCSM, SCVMM, and SCDPM) and updates the existing OpsMgr IP. We’ll be posting a number of deep dives into the different Integration Packs to show some of the scenarios we used in creating them, but I thought that for Configuration Manager I would add…

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Opalis 6.3 release–Talking to Robert Hearn about the CM IP

As part of the release of Opalis 6.3, I popped around the engineering teams and did a quick interview with the Program Managers. In this interview, I talk to Robert who is the Program Manager for the CM IP. Enjoy!    Adam Hall     Sr. Technical Product Manager, Opalis          

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Making Custom Objects & Integration Packs Using PowerShell Scripts

I don’t know how I manage to find myself doing things that are “out of the ordinary” so often. Maybe it’s just in my nature to want to tweak things so that they’re “just right” or provide the exact user experience I’m looking for, rather than settling for less elegant ways of doing them. Maybe…

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Introducing the new Configuration Manager Integration Pack Activities

*Note that the information in this article is based on the Beta of this Integration Pack and is subject to change.  This information will be refreshed when the Integration Pack is RTM. The table below explains the Activities that are available with the new Opalis 6.3 Integration Pack for Configuration Manager. Activity Description Advertise Task…

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