Links and Books on Opalis 6.3 (and some System Center Orchestrator 2012)

NB! Bookmark this post, it will be updated once in a while, when I find new interesting stuff, during my teaching and consulting of Opalis

Opalis 6.3 TechNET Documentation

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff630946.aspx

Integration Packs:

Quest IP: contains 3 objects which are FTP, Telnet and HTTP.

http://blogs.inside.quest.com/management-extensions/opalis/

Opalis Community Releases

http://opalis.codeplex.com/

PowerShell IP

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2011/05/05/opalis-integration-pack-for-powershell.aspx

Kelverion (OpConsole Auto Installer):

http://www.kelverion.com/download-menu/

Integration Pack for Text Manipulation

Integration Pack for MSSQL Tasks

Integration Pack for Windows Tasks

(Codeplex projects = no microsoft support)

http://blogs.technet.com/b/charlesjoy/archive/2011/01/18/codeplextravaganza.aspx

Opalis Scheduled Tasks Integration Pack

(CodePlex = no support)
http://opalisscheduledtasks.codeplex.com/

What’s inside an OIP?

http://scug.be/blogs/opalis/archive/2011/01/15/what-s-inside-an-oip.aspx

Installation:

OpConsole Installer Utility:

http://www.kelverion.com/news/2011/1/26/kelverion-configuration-utility-for-opconsole-released.html

Policy Examples:

Using Opalis to automate the gathering of Dell Warranty information and update Service Manager with it

http://systemscentre.blogspot.com/2011/02/using-opalis-to-automate-gathering-of.html

Opalis Web Service Example Workflows

http://blogs.technet.com/b/opalis/archive/2010/05/06/opalis-web-service-example-workflows.aspx

Workflow examples:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/opalis/archive/2010/05/07/workflow-authoring-examples-and-samples.aspx

Building scalable workflows

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jbritt/archive/2011/06/11/building-scalable-workflows-in-opalis.aspx

Opalis 6.3: Running PowerShell scripts on 64-Bit Operating Systems

http://blogs.technet.com/b/opalis/archive/2010/11/29/opalis-6-3-running-powershell-scripts-on-64-bit-operating-systems.aspx

Documentation:

Opalis Help Files & Documentation – All in One Place! – Err, Part 1 – Platform

http://blogs.technet.com/b/charlesjoy/archive/2010/10/06/opalis-help-files-amp-documentation-all-in-one-place-err-part-1-platform.aspx

Opalis Help Files & Documentation – All in One Place! –

http://blogs.technet.com/b/charlesjoy/archive/2010/10/06/opalis-help-files-amp-documentation-all-in-one-place-part-2-integration-packs.aspx

Workflow video tutorials:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/charlesjoy/archive/2011/06/13/ois-6-3-advanced-workflow-amp-best-practice-video-tutorial.aspx

Deploy OPSMGR agent to untrusted zones with Opalis

http://contoso.se/blog/?p=2054

Trouble Shooting:

Marcus Oh’s guide to Opalis Troubleshooting

http://marcusoh.blogspot.com/2011/01/opalis-guidance-on-troubleshooting.html

Books

Opalis 6.3 – Unleashed

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0672335611

Orchestrator Info/Blog:

All the links for Orchestrator Beta:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2011/06/17/orchestrator-2012-beta-all-the-useful-links.aspx

SCOrch: System Center Orchestrator blog

http://blogs.technet.com/b/scorch/

Quest Management Xtensions Blog

http://blogs.inside.quest.com/management-extensions/

By | 2011-06-23T13:40:23+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|Automation|2 Comments

About the Author:

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Twitter: @JakobGSvendsen

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen is a Microsoft Cloud and Data Center Management MVP (http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx), Working as Global Lead Developer, Senior Consultant and Trainer at CTGlobal, where he is one of the driving forces in keeping CTGlobal a System Center Gold Partner and member of the System Center Alliance.

Since he started at Coretech in 2007, he has focused on Scripting and Development, primarily developing tools, extensions and scripts for the System Center Suite. His main area is Automation (including OMS/Azure Automation, Service Management Automation, PowerShell and Orchestrator). Another area is Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack, where he does implementation, development, workshops and presentations. He is a world-wide renowned voice in the Automation field.

He is passionately devoted to the community, to which he contributes by being a moderator at TechNet and sharing his knowledge at http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs

  • Co-founder: PowerShell User Group Denmark
  • Speaker at MMS 2016, Minneapolis (www.mmsmoa.com)
  • SCU Europe 2014, 2015, 2016 (www.systemcenteruniverse.ch)
  • Microsoft TechEd North America 2014, Houston
  • NIC 2012,2013,2014,2015, Oslo (www.nic.com)
  • Microsoft CampusDays 2011, 2013, Copenhagen
  • Microsoft TechDays 2015, Sweden (www.techdays.se)
  • Microsoft Partner Event: New in SC2012 SP1
  • User group meetings (PSUG.DK , SCUG.DK/BE/NO, AZMUG + more)
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer.
  • Microsoft Scripting Guys Forum Moderator

Main working areas:

  • Automation (Azure Automation, SMA, SCO)
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack
  • System CenterVisual Studio Team Services / Team Foundation Server
  • Development:C#.Net, VB.NET, VBScript, PowerShell, Service Manager, OpsMgr, ConfigMgr
  • Orchestrator
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack

Training:

  • Azure Automation
  • Service Management Automation
  • System Center Orchestrator
  • PowerShell, VBScript, C#.Net, VB.Net
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack Development Workshops

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