Creating your own custom icons for Orchestrator activities

One key to a professional-looking Integration Pack is a set of customized icons for the IP category and its activities. When you create a new IP, you can select a different resource file to specify the category icon and the icons of all the individual activities. I’m sure a lot of people (like me) have…

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Migrating from Opalis – Identifying activities that have changed in Orchestrator

Hi everyone As we have previously indicated, there are some changes in the Standard Activities (what were referred to as Foundation Activities in the Opalis product) with the Orchestrator release.  This raises the question for customers who are migrating from Opalis to Orchestrator for a way to identify which Opalis workflows contain objects that are…

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System Center IPs and QIK for use with Orchestrator

Hi everyone We have posted 2 new Orchestrator downloads in the Download Center for the System Center 2007/2008/2010 releases and the Quick Integration Kit (QIK). These 2 downloads can be obtained by clicking the following links: For the System Center 2007/2008/2010 Integration Packs click here For the Quick Integration Kit click here Enjoy! Adam Adam…

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta Install on Domain controller

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta is not supported on a domain controller:  Currently Installing System Center Orchestrator 2012 on a domain controller is not supported. This is known issue for Beta  release and it is because of different ProductType for domain controller, which Orchestrator Installer does not check for. This is already release noted, please…

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Announcing the availability of the VMware and IBM Netcool IPs for Orchestrator!

Today we are very excited to announce the availability of 2 new Integration Packs (IPs) for System Center Orchestrator. We have published the new IPs for IBM Netcool and VMware vSphere which are available for immediate download by clicking the links. Further details about the two IPs are below: System Center Orchestrator 2012 Integration Pack…

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Leveraging the power of the Orchestrator Out of Box Standard Activities

A common question we get is “Do you have an Integration Pack for <insert a product/solution here>?” Charles even wrote a blog post on this back in the Opalis days! I wanted to ensure that everyone understood the powerful activities that come Out of the Box with Orchestrator, and all the incredible runbooks you can…

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Orchestrator 2012 Beta–All the useful links!

Following the Orchestrator 2012 Beta announcement and the previously posted What to Expect in the Beta below is a list of articles that will answers the majority of the questions that you will ask . We will be creating and posting a lot for documentation and information as we build to the Release Candidate, so…

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Fun with the Orchestrator 2012 Beta,the Web Service and PowerShell

The Orchestrator 2012 Beta is barely “out of the oven” and I have some fun PowerShell stuff for you to play with using the new REST-based web service. Working with web services from PowerShell is rather new to me, but I was surprised how easy it was to create a few functions that let me…

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What to do when the QIK Wizard throws an exception?

Our colleague Zhenhua Yao has done it again!  Another great blog can be found on his Blog, this time helping you troubleshoot when the QIK throws an exception. From his post … Being excited by the elegance of .NET based Integration Pack architecture and simplicity of writing such an IP, today my colleague decided to…

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Creating a TFS Integration Pack using PowerShell

We have had a lot of requests for a Team Foundation Server Integration Pack, and the team has been working on, testing and using one internally. Zhenhua Yao who works in our Orchestrator Engineering team has written up a post describing how we did this, and for those who just can’t wait, he has provided…

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