SMA Runbook Toolkit Spotlight–SMART Runbook Conversion Helper for Orchestrator 2012

If you have been reading about and testing the new features from System Center 2012 R2, you’ve probably heard about Service Management Automation (SMA), a new automation engine based on PowerShell Workflows and shipping as part of System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, along with the existing Orchestrator engine. And as you can probably guess, since… Read more

Service Management Automation: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Your Runbooks

As a savvy customer who creates automation solutions for managing the services enabled with the Windows Azure Pack (WAP) you are of course getting very familiar with the new Service Management Automation (SMA) capability. SMA enables you to automate the repetitive and complex tasks in your datacenter and to integrate with other systems in order… Read more

Service Management Automation: Portable Modules – What, Why, and How

If you’ve started playing around with the new wild and wonderful Service Management Automation (SMA) feature of System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, you may have noticed that the product includes a bunch of PowerShell modules out of the box for you to use in your SMA runbooks. You may also have noticed that a bunch… Read more