Calling an Orchestrator Runbook from SMA – Part 2

Hello readers! This is Part 2 of the “Calling an Orchestrator Runbook from SMA” blog post. In the previous blog post I talked about how you can call – or actually invoke – an Orchestrator Runbook from within Service Management Automation (SMA). In this blog post (Part 2) we are going to look at how… Read more

VMRole Guide for the Service Template Admin

I recently took on a special project to create example gallery items for Windows Azure Pack.  I was given a few goals to work with: Think about the example service templates our team has released, especially Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint, and use those as a starting point Improve uniformity across the different workload examples Share… Read more

Windows Azure Pack VMRole Gallery Items for Collaboration Workloads

Readers of BCB, I am happy to announce the first round of Building Clouds Blog Windows Azure Pack VMRole Gallery Items! Table of Contents Building Clouds Blog           Windows Azure Pack VMRole Gallery Items Name Blog Post TechNet Gallery Exchange Server 2013 CU2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/13/vmrole-gallery-item-exchange-server-2013.aspx Lync Server 2013 http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/13/vmrole-gallery-item-lync-server-2013.aspx SharePoint Server 2013 http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/13/vmrole-gallery-item-sharepoint-server-2013.aspx VMRole Example Kit http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/13/virtual-machine-role-example-kit.aspx… Read more

VMRole Gallery Item – Exchange Server 2013

This post is part of a series for the Building Clouds Blog Gallery Items for Collaboration Workloads.  For more information see the following Table of Contents post – https://aka.ms/bcbgicw. Overview The Exchange Server 2013 gallery resource enables a service provider or enterprise administrator to publish a gallery item for tenants to deploy Exchange Server 2013… Read more

VMRole Gallery Item – SharePoint Server 2013

This post is part of a series for the Building Clouds Blog Gallery Items for Collaboration Workloads.  For more information see the following Table of Contents post – https://aka.ms/bcbgicw. Overview The SharePoint Server 2013 gallery resource enables a service provider or enterprise administrator to publish a gallery item for tenants to deploy SharePoint Server 2013… Read more

VMRole Gallery Item – Lync Server 2013

This post is part of a series for the Building Clouds Blog Gallery Items for Collaboration Workloads.  For more information see the following Table of Contents post – https://aka.ms/bcbgicw. Overview The Lync Server 2013 gallery resource enables a service provider or enterprise administrator to publish a gallery item for tenants to deploy Lync Server 2013… Read more

Virtual Machine Role Example Kit

This post is part of a series for the Building Clouds Blog Gallery Items for Collaboration Workloads.  For more information see the following Table of Contents post – https://aka.ms/bcbgicw. Overview This project is meant as a resource for someone interested in building their own VMRole Gallery Item based on the Building Clouds Blog Gallery Items… Read more

Sample Billing Adapter Code for Windows Azure Pack

Recently we are seeing many customers (including service providers) building external systems (specifically Billing) to integrate with Windows Azure Pack (WAP) for collecting usage and notification data. The Usage and Notification data in WAP is collected and stored in a Usage DB for a limited period of time (40 days by default) which is exposed… Read more

Automation – Orchestrator Back to Basics – Use Cases Spotlight (5 of 5)

This is post #5 out of 5 in the “Orchestrator – Back to Basics – Use Cases” series, full series posts are located here: #1 : Alert Remediation, where automation is used to monitor specific situations, and react automatically. This is also the introduction post to the series. #2 : Maintenance tasks, where recurring tasks… Read more

Automation – Orchestrator Back to Basics – Use Cases Spotlight (4 of 5)

This is post #4 out of 5 in the “Orchestrator – Back to Basics – Use Cases” series, full series posts are located here: #1 : Alert Remediation, where automation is used to monitor specific situations, and react automatically. This is also the introduction post to the series. #2 : Maintenance tasks, where recurring tasks… Read more