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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How to monitor for Opalis Integration Server Platform Events

Just a heads up on a new Opalis Knowledge Base article we published yesterday afternoon.  If ever wondered how you could monitor for Opalis Integration Server Platform Events then you’ll want to check this one out: ===== Summary Opalis Integration Server provides a robust means of integrating with products such as Event Management Systems that…

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