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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Opalis 6.3: System Center Service Manager Cross Service-Desk Interoperability

It’s only natural that a new Service Desk solution should have to interoperate with an existing Service Desk solution.  The reason for this should be pretty obvious:  Everyone in IT uses the Service Desk pretty much every day.  So migrating is bound to present certain challenges as a new, modern system is built out and…

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Opalis 6.3: CMDB Automation with System Center Service Manager and Opalis

You shouldn’t be shocked to discover that System Center Service Manager has a CMDB.  A CMDB is at the beating heart of any Service Desk solution… a very basic definition of Change Management is the process which maintains the CMDB.  Service Manager provides for various ways one can build an initial set of data in…

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Opalis 6.3: System Center Service Manager Driven Hyper-V VM Provisioning

Overview The dynamic provisioning of virtual machines is probably one of the most requested scenario for Opalis.  There appear to be many reasons for this.  Some are just looking to automate the routine, mundane and error-prone tasks associated with repetitively building requests for new Virtual Machines.  That’s the kind of work Opalis does best.  Others…

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Opalis Integration Server 6.2.2 SP1 Now Available

Following a successful MMS event a few weeks ago, where we demonstrated the process automation and integration capabilities of Opalis, we are pleased to announce the availability of Opalis Integration server 6.2.2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).  This latest service pack demonstrates our commitment to maintaining and delivering cross platform and cross vendor tool integration and…

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Workflow Authoring Examples and Samples

The Opalis team is providing some sample Workflows (policies) for customers and partners to help you get started in creating your own workflows in Opalis Integration Server. These Workflows are a combination of Foundation Activities as well as Activities from Integration Packs. In each article, we’ll describe a specific scenario and how that can be…

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Working with the Remote Trigger

Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)   Note: The workflow sample mentioned in this article can be downloaded from the Opalis project on CodePlex: …

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Workflow Control – Trigger Workflow

Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)   Note: The workflow sample mentioned in this article can be downloaded from the Opalis project on CodePlex: …

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Working with Windows Event Log

Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)   Note: The workflow sample mentioned in this article can be downloaded from the Opalis project on CodePlex: …

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