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).
System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Using Web Service in .NET – Part 1 – Creating a SharePoint 2010 Web part
How to create a simple web part for SharePoint that is connecting to the Orchestrator Web Service Sample project attatached.
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 [...]
This article expands the "Write web site" runbook, by adding "Last updated" Date/Time by using "Common published data" in Orchestrator.
System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Using Run .Net Script Activity – PowerShell: Inputting and Returning Data
This article describes how to use the Run .Net Activity to run PowerShell Scripts. I have created an example runbook which does the following: Start once every minute. Read a text file containing a list of sites/servers. Parse the list to PowerShell script. PowerShell script tried to ping each address and get the response time. PowerShell script output formatted HTML, ready to put inside a HTML Table, containing the addresses and response time. Runbook writes a web site based on a HTML template. The result is a website, in my case it looks like this: NB! some websites/server [...]
This post contains a collection of usable links for all infos, blogs and other stuff about Opalis and System Center Orchestrator
How to install the new System center Orchestrator Beta on a server that was previously a Opalis 6.3, when the setup insists that opalis is currently installed, even though you have uninstalled it.
Read all the details in Adam Hall blog Article It contains all the links you need! http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2011/06/17/orchestrator-2012-beta-all-the-useful-links.aspx Downloading as we speak, looking forward to testing the new version in my test environments! I will be blogging about different parts of the orchestrator for the next few months.
Opalis 6.3: Fixing the Operator Console Error “java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Files” on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
How to fix: Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Files when installing the Opalis Operator Console on Windows Server 2008 R2
At MMS 2011 in Las Vegas, the next version of Opalis was announced. The product is called "System Center Orchestrator 2012" Adam Hall has published a first look of this which gives a good overview of what to expect!
Hello Everyone In the last few weeks, I have been working with Opalis, the new player in the System Center Suite. A lot of the configuration wizards/gui, and documentation have not been easy at all. Some parts of opalis is very hard to setup, and requires a lot of reading and manually changing files/downloading files etc. Especially the Opalis Operator's Console, which is a web based console for monitoring the status, or running Opalis Runbooks (Policies). This console in running on a java webserver with a lot of different jboss .jar files and other components needed. I tried to [...]