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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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…

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Opalis 6.3: Running PowerShell scripts on 64-Bit Operating Systems

Last week I posted about using a PowerShell script to automate VM cluster maintenance, and talked about how the VMM PowerShell snap-in is 64-bit, while Opalis is 32-bit (and therefore runs PowerShell in 32-bit mode). I thought I would take a second and create a separate post on this to call this out specifically because…

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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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Opalis 8 Minute Video Demo : The .NET Scripting Object and PowerShell

In this installment of the "8-Minute-Demo Video Series" we’ll learn some of the ins and outs of the Opalis .NET Scripting Object as it relates to PowerShell. Add this powerful feature to your workflow to further enhance your IT Process Automation solutions. J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/ The…

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Workflows running on Testing Console but not on Action Server?

Here’s a question we received recently about using PowerShell inside Opalis workflows that I thought might be useful for everyone: >>>>> I’ve got a PowerShell script that I’m executing – it’s the sum total of three lines and is about as good as I get when it comes to PowerShell. My PowerShell is this:Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SystemCenter.VirtualMachineManager…

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Integrating Scripts into Workflows

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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