Automation–Orchestrating Windows Azure–Solving the Public Cloud Puzzle with System Center 2012 SP1

Hello Readers/Viewers!

Once again, I am excited to announce the release of even more Example Runbooks –

This time for…Windows Azure!

Now… Let’s be clear, there is no way I can compete with this AWESOME post – that basically went viral yesterday – but, I will try to provide something that is at least 3 parts value, 2 parts innovation and 1 part entertainment. 🙂

What is included?


What is it? Show me the Demo!

Roll Tape!

Useful Video Timestamps:

00:00:00 – Intro Slides
00:00:58 – Demo of Windows Azure VM Deployment Creation via System Center 2012 SP1 Orchestrator
00:07:21 – Demo of Windows Azure VM Deployment Deprovision via System Center 2012 SP1 Orchestrator
00:11:48 – Demo of OnPrem VM Move to Windows Azure via System Center 2012 SP1 Orchestrator and PS
00:16:29 – Summary

NOTE: The PowerShell Script mentioned in the video exists within the Release Notes / Pre-Requisites documentation included in the download. Also, you will see evidence of a “ Azure – Create VM Deployment | Verify or Update HOSTS file for Azure Targets” Runbook within the video, yet it is never mentioned (nor is it available in the examples provided) – this was a workaround Runbook required for our SCDEMO Environment given some of our internal network restrictions. Oh, and finally – you will hear reference to my “HVR Runbooks” or “HVR Presentation” – if interested, check it out here: Automation–Orchestrating Hyper-V Replica with System Center for Planned Failover

Where can you find all this stuff?

TechNet Gallery, of course!

Click here for the TechNet Gallery Contribution for these Example Runbooks!

NOTE: These Runbooks were created and exported based on the following version of the Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator – Windows Azure Integration Pack: 7.1.3029.0. If this is not the version you see in the Deployment Manager, you will need to download the Integration Pack and redeploy for full Runbook activity functionality.