System Center Orchestrator 2012 – Video from my session at Campus Days 2011 (Danish)

Finally my video from Campus Days 2011 is out, you can watch it below: please be aware that it is in Danish language. Demos can be downloaded here:

By |2011-12-06T14:43:25+01:00december 6th, 2011|Automation|Kommentarer lukket til System Center Orchestrator 2012 – Video from my session at Campus Days 2011 (Danish)

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+01:00oktober 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+01:00september 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+01:00august 8th, 2011|Automation|3 Comments

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Using Run .Net Script Activity – PowerShell: Inputting and Returning Data

[download id="50"] 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 [...]

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta is out!

  Read all the details in Adam Hall blog Article It contains all the links you need! 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.

By |2011-06-18T11:18:51+01:00juni 18th, 2011|Automation|1 Kommentar

Tool for Installing the Opalis Operator’s Console Automatically !

  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 [...]

By |2011-04-27T13:53:09+01:00april 27th, 2011|Automation|Kommentarer lukket til Tool for Installing the Opalis Operator’s Console Automatically !