Automation–Service Management Automation–SMA Runbook Toolkit Spotlight–SMART Runbook Conversion Helper

 Note : This tool has been included and replaced by the SMART Documentation and Conversion Helper 2.0 tool, see the blog post here. The download link below points to SMART Documentation and Conversion Helper 2.0 If you have been reading about and testing the new features from System Center 2012 R2, you’ve probably heard about… Read more

Automation–System Center Orchestrator Engineering Team Cross-Post–Using the Service Management Automation feature of Orchestrator in System Center 2012 R2

Hello again readers! Today we have for you, a simple cross-post to increase the awareness of something we have been posting about for a little while now: SMA, that new feature of Orchestrator – This time though, from the System Center Orchestrator Engineering Team’s perspective. System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog First things first, if you… Read more

Calling an Orchestrator Runbook from SMA – Part 1

Hello readers! In this blog post I would like to show you how you can call an Orchestrator Runbook from within Service Management Automation (SMA). It demonstrates how you can use your current existing Orchestrator Runbooks and integrate those with SMA. In Part 2 I will be talking about more integration scenarios, for example how… Read more

Automation–PowerShell Workflow Script Spotlight–Creation and Parameterization of Virtual Machine Manager Run As Accounts for “OnBehalfOf” Service Template Deployment

Hello Readers/Viewers! I know it is a bit back-to-back with these examples, but I wanted to continue to share my learnings with you, as I continue down the “Tenant Provisioning POC” path with my team. Today it is all about dynamically creating Virtual Machine Manager Run As accounts for use as parameters during Service Template… Read more

Automation–PowerShell Workflow Script Spotlight–Deploying Virtual Machine Manager Service Templates “OnBehalfOf” Tenant Administrator User Roles

Hello Readers/Viewers! It has been a little while since I posted raw PowerShell, so I figured it was time! What do I have for you this time? Use Case Components Let’s say you have the following things, and want them in a simple working scenario: Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 Multi-Tenant Private Clouds ready for… Read more

Automation–Service Management Automation–SMA Runbook Toolkit Spotlight–SMART for Runbook Import and Export

Hello Readers!  Well, it has been a while since I’ve posted, but it has been for a very good reason.  I have something exciting to share that I believe will be of great benefit to those of you embarking down the path of Service Management Automation (SMA) within the Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and not… Read more

Automation–Orchestrator Integration Pack for PowerShell Script Execution–Version 1.2!

Hello Readers/Viewers! Remember back in January of this year when I published the Automation–Orchestrator Integration Pack for PowerShell Script Execution post over here on the Building Clouds Blog? It was a re-introduction of the content I originally posted many moons ago on my old Blog D’Joy TechNet Blog (I will not expect you to remember that… Read more

Oracle Self Service Kit : See it in action in this video

As a follow up to this series of posts introducing the Oracle Self Service Kit, here is a video going over a quick overview of the kit, as well as a demonstration (deploying a new database on a new dedicated server). Oracle Self Service Kit Overview and Demonstration Thanks for watching!… Read more

Oracle Self-Service Kit : Provisioning Oracle Database components using the System Center stack

With the recent announcements from Oracle and Microsoft, many of you are getting in touch with us to understand how you can deploy and manage Oracle workloads on Hyper-V. This post is the opportunity to highlight one of the items we have on that front, called the “Oracle Self-Service Kit”. A picture being worth a… Read more

Oracle-Self Service Kit : Gimme the details (part 2)

This is the second of two posts getting into more details about the “Oracle Server Self-Service Kit”. It goes through 2 sample uses, to highlight how the solution works and what the outputs are. Table of content of the full series Introduction post Overview and scenarios Download link What you get, and how each deployment… Read more