SCO 2012: Force a Failed status of the runbook!

There are a number of scenarios where you want to fail your runbook and make sure that the runbook status is “failed” this could, for instance be Triggering runbook from service manager, or other external system which checks the result Triggering from PowerShell If you want to use the statistics properly in orchestrator. There is […]

Category: Orchestrator / Opalis, System Center Orchestrator 2012  |  3 Comments

SCSM & SCO – Management Pack Transfer Tool Beta 3 – Freeware!

New version out! a few bugs have been fixed, and the mappings are now kept properly! (see changelog below)   Download from TechNet Gallery   Have you ever tried to transfer some Request Offerings that contains runbooks from one environment to the other? You will notice that is it not possible by default. Problem is […]

Category: Administration, Management Packs, Orchestrator / Opalis, Service Manager, System Center Orchestrator 2012  |  6 Comments

NIC 2014 – Slides and Software (Runbooks, MPs, Tools)

I have just completed my 2 sessions at NIC2014. As promised i have uploaded my slides and extras Runbooks Management Packs Tools there might be glitches and mistakes in the runbooks, so do not hesitate to contact me

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SCO/SCSM 2012: Approval does not work from portal when review activity was created by runbook/script/SDK!

Today i had this weird problem.   The Review activities i created from my orchestrator runbook, did not work! I was able to approve, but they never completed! But this was only the case when approving from the portal. It worked as expected from the console!   After some research i managed to find the […]

Category: Orchestrator / Opalis, Service Manager, System Center Orchestrator 2012  |  5 Comments

SCO/SCSM 2012: Create Objects with Activities with Coretech Integration Pack for SCSM 2012 Extension Beta !

Create any kind of SCSM Object based on a template.
This activity add all activities with the correct prefix, as a workaround for use with the official SCSM IP

Category: Orchestrator / Opalis, Service Manager, System Center Orchestrator 2012  |  12 Comments

Who started the runbook from the orchestration console? Use this runbook!

I have had this question again and again and again… and again… Unfortunately the orchestration console does not show which user did trigger the runbook. But this does not mean that it is not logged, you can actually use it as a filter in the console:   The user SID is in the “CreatedBy” field, […]

Category: Orchestrator / Opalis  |  2 Comments

SCO/SCOM 2012: Get Alerts / Monitor Alerts – How to Filter on empty/null property

When using orchestrator, a lot of activities contain a filter Get Alert / Monitor Alert is some of them. The following workaround is tested for the above 2 activities, but i think it does apply to other filter activities too. (have not had the time to test yet, comments are welcomed!).   I ran into […]

Category: Alerts, Integration Packs, Operations Manager 2012, Orchestrator / Opalis, System Center Orchestrator 2012  |  1 Comment

SCO 2012 – Attention! Use correct order of params in Invoke Web Services XML Payload!

Are you experiencing problems when using advanced SOAP XML payloads in “Invoke Web Services”? I did! it seems to work properly, but some parameters did not get filled correctly. After some testing i discovered that the parameters in the XML payload has to be in the correct order!! If not, the parameters “in between” will […]

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Awarded System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP 2013!

I have been so lucky to be awarded the 2013 MVP award in System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management   Looking much forward to participate in the program!   Thank you   more info: https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

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SCO 2012 R2: System Management Automation Part 3 – The Web Service

The new preview of System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2, comes with a new part called "System Management Automation" Not much info has been released about what it is, or what it can be used for. update: more information have been released by microsoft. Start here It seems to me to be a new runbook engine, […]

Category: Orchestrator / Opalis, System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 Preview  |  7 Comments