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10th Feb 2016

Azure Automation / SCOM: Triggering a runbook as a Recovery task using Webhooks

  If you havent heard about it, the future of automation is here! In the form of  “Azure Automation”. also known as “OMS Automation” when it is part of the Operational Management Suite (OMS). This cloud service can control our automation, just as System center Orchestrator has done for years. It works in a very […]

Category: Azure Automation, Operations Manager 2012  |  Comment

31st Dec 2015

Azure Automation: Setting “Run As” Account on Hybrid Worker Groups!

I just want to post a little new feature I found a couple of days ago as a small NYE treat! It is now possible to set a “global” Run As account on a hybrid worker group! This feature removes any difference between SMA and AA Hybrid Workers, meaning that you can transfer any runbooks […]

Category: Azure Automation  |  1 Comment

1st Dec 2015

December 1st: Azure Automation: Triggering a webhook from a SharePoint workflow using Out-of-the-box Activities

Welcome to this year Coretech December Calendar! Today is the 1st of december and we have a great little christmas treat for you! This is the first post in a series of posts, published every day in December. Today’s subject is Triggering Webhooks from SharePoint! One of the great new features in Azure Automation is […]

Category: Azure Automation, Orchestrator / Opalis  |  3 Comments

20th Nov 2015

Azure automation: Start-AutomationRunbook – New simple way to start runbook jobs from within a runbook!

Microsoft has just released a new cmdlet in the realm of Azure automation. Start-AutomationRunbook The cmdlet is designed to start runbook jobs in the same account as the current running runbook, without having to define any endpoints/credentials/etc. Syntax is: Start-AutomationRunbook [-Name] <string> [-Parameters <IDictionary>] [-RunOn <string>] [<CommonParameters>] How to start a runbook: Start-AutomationRunbook – Name […]

Category: Azure Automation, Orchestrator / Opalis  |  2 Comments

23rd Oct 2015

Videos from System Center Universe Europe 2015 Online! Watch my 3 session here!

  Azure Automation Introduction SCUE15 – Azure Automation Introduction from itnetX AG on Vimeo. Azure Automation Deep Dive SCUE15 – Azure Automation Deep Dive from itnetX AG on Vimeo. Get runbooks from the AA sessions here: http://blog.coretech.dk/jgs/azure-automation-samples-from-sessions/ Service Management Automation – Automating System Center SCUE15 – Automating System Center from itnetX AG on Vimeo. Here […]

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22nd Oct 2015

Tech Days.se 2015 – SCO & SCSM–Lessons learned from the real world–Slides, Examples, Tools, Template / How to use runbook template

Thanks for being a great audience! and for so many showing up! As promised I have uploaded the runbooks and management packs I demonstrated in the session including my SCO Template for runbooks Content Examples Tools Runbook Template Slides Download here: Links: Best practices book: https://t.co/pOHfdmSJra Coretech MP Transfer tool http://blog.coretech.dk/jgs/scsm-sco-management-pack-transfer-tool-beta-3-freeware/ SCSM Extension Integraiton Pack […]

Category: Event, Orchestrator / Opalis  |  Comment

12th Oct 2015

Azure Automation: Script for downloading and preparing AzureRM modules for Azure Automation!

Azure Automation has updated to WMF 5.0 which means that it is no longer required to required to change anything but zip the modules into zip files and upload! I have simplified this script to do exactly that. NOTE: The AzureRM Modules are automatically deployed in your account as global modules. Only import your own […]

Category: Azure Automation, Cloud Services  |  4 Comments

12th Oct 2015

Azure Automation: Using Webhooks Part 1 – Input data

One of the recently added features, Webhooks, enables you to trigger/execute a runbook from other cloud services / scripts / etc.  

Category: Azure Automation  |  Comment

15th Sep 2015

Azure Automation: New Features announced!

Today at the PowerShell summit in Stockholm,  Joe Levy and Anatoli Beliaev of Microsoft announced a bunch of new features that is publicly available in Azure Automation! Unfortunately I was not able to be there in person, but luckily multiple people tweeted about this stuff! (Thanks @vNiklas + @skillriver + more!! ) Some of the […]

Category: Azure Automation, Cloud Services, Scripting  |  Comment

1st Sep 2015

Azure Automation – Samples from Sessions

Hey everyone! Last week at I speaking at System center Universe europe 2015, this week a Danish PowerShell user group event! I have collected all my runbooks and scripts in a zip and uploaded it here:

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