SCO 2012: Videos from NIC 2013 is online!

  System Center Orchestrator 2012 – Self service with Service manager The future is self-service! You see it everywhere, but now it has arrived for IT. In this session Jakob will show you how to utilize the new Self-service portal in Service Manager 2012, combined with System Center Orchestrator 2012 to make a fully automated environment with a great user interface, in a simple way! http://vimeo.com/58166046   (sorry embedding was not allowed) System Center Orchestrator 2012 – Runbook Design for Service manager In this session we will dive into tips and tricks in designing production runbooks for Service Manager. Learn [...]

By | 2013-02-06T15:10:01+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Automation|0 Comments

Slides & Runbooks from NIC 2013

  We had a great time at NIC 2013. You can download my slides and examples below. System Center Operations Manager 2012 - OpsMgr New Tools and Fun Stuff System Center Orchestrator 2012 - Runbook Design for Service manager System Center Orchestrator 2012 - Self service with Service manager   Coming soon: Coretech Survailance Widget Example (Source and management pack)

By | 2013-01-28T19:54:59+00:00 January 28th, 2013|Automation|1 Comment

Powershell to change Resolution State in Operations Manager 2012

A powershell sample used at a customer for semi-automatically changing the Resolution States: [crayon-59c9b163d9881922273511/] [crayon-59c9b163d9892072278636/] [crayon-59c9b163d9898415647150/] [crayon-59c9b163d989e660412254/] [crayon-59c9b163d98a4681305015/] [crayon-59c9b163d98a9327398866/] [crayon-59c9b163d98ae219072041/] [crayon-59c9b163d98b3607813787/] [crayon-59c9b163d98b8577697290/] [crayon-59c9b163d98bd363571540/] [crayon-59c9b163d98c2513012452/] [crayon-59c9b163d98c7514486804/] [crayon-59c9b163d98cc100712573/] [crayon-59c9b163d98d1565161561/] [crayon-59c9b163d98d6702305747/] [crayon-59c9b163d98da138193687/] [crayon-59c9b163d98e0079428004/] [crayon-59c9b163d98e5898434467/] [crayon-59c9b163d98e9006378532/] [crayon-59c9b163d98ef430506324/] [crayon-59c9b163d98f4580241732/] [crayon-59c9b163d98f8704211755/] [crayon-59c9b163d98fd397088681/] [crayon-59c9b163d9902306974259/] [crayon-59c9b163d9907003157971/] [crayon-59c9b163d990c127954049/] [crayon-59c9b163d9911591362269/] [crayon-59c9b163d9916521878171/] [crayon-59c9b163d991b822029379/] [crayon-59c9b163d9920396198270/] [crayon-59c9b163d9925195759937/] [crayon-59c9b163d992a574925610/] [crayon-59c9b163d992f918762063/] And have a great Day Kåre

By | 2017-08-22T13:05:40+00:00 November 13th, 2012|Automation, Operations Manager (SCOM), Powershell|3 Comments

SCO 2012 – SCOM 2012: Best Practice – Monitor alert and restart a service

I know that SCOM can restart the service automatically, it can even run scripts to check if it was OK. but in some cases, especially when the service need a complex check before the service is marked OK, you might want to use Orchestrator   Luckily the Monitor Alert is easy to use and it has all data from the alert, that we can utilize to restart the correct service. I have created a runbook for this specific task.   The runbook is setup the following way: 1. Monitor Alert: This activity is setup to monitor one or [...]

Scorch 2012 RC: It is out! Go get your copy today!

  Today Microsoft release alot of new versions of System Center software: Available System Center 2012 Products: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager RC provides comprehensive configuration management for the Microsoft platform that can help you empower users with the devices and applications they need to be productive while maintaining corporate compliance and control. System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection RC, built on System Center Configuration Manager, provides industry-leading threat detection of malware and exploits as part of a unified infrastructure for managing client security and compliance that can help you simplify and improve endpoint protection. System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta [...]

By | 2011-10-28T10:09:07+00:00 October 28th, 2011|Automation, Service Manager (SCSM)|0 Comments

Hooray for me! I got my prize from the CEP Contest

  I couple of months ago, Microsoft held a System Center Orchestrator Community Evaluation Program, during this program, a contest was announced. Points was awarded for tweets, re-tweets, blogs and video blogs. Each month the person with the highest number of point, won a trolley from Ogio I was so luck to be the Winner of August! Thank you! I won because of my 4 posts about System Center Orchestrator. I really intended to do more that month, but I got caught up in work.   but today I received this nice prize:   Perfect for my travels, when I [...]

By | 2011-10-10T11:09:59+00:00 October 10th, 2011|Automation, Personal|2 Comments

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Where is the Runbook server log files?

  In opalis the Log files for the action server was placed in "\opalis software\opalis integration server\action server\logs"  read more about it here the opalis action server folder does still exist in Scorch 2012 Beta, but it does not contain a logs folder!   Where is the log file then? It has been moved to a standard location in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft System Center Orchestrator\OpalisActionService\Logs here you will find all the info about the action service (runbook servers).

By | 2011-09-28T12:54:52+00:00 September 28th, 2011|Automation|2 Comments

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Creating an overview of RunBooks using Orchestrator Web Service and PowerPivot For Excel

In my opinion, one of the greatest improvements in Orchestrator compared to Opalis is the extended web service. Opalis did have a web service too, but the Orchestrator service has a more functionality. One way to utilize this new web service is by using PowerPivot for Excel. PowerPivot for Excel is an addon developed and published by Microsoft. You can read more and download a trial here using PowerPivot for excel , it is possible to connect to all different types of data sources and create real-time reports. It is really easy to do, specially with a web service like [...]

By | 2011-08-08T09:00:00+00:00 August 8th, 2011|Automation|3 Comments