3 day Workshop: Mastering System Center Orchestrator 2012

Information about the scheduled runs:

U.S.: http://truesec.com/infrastructure/labs/system_center/mastering_system_center_2012_orchestrator_sp1

Denmark: http://www.teknologisk.dk/uddannelser/mastering-system-center-orchestrator-2012/k87252?cms.query=orchestrator

Norway: http://www.glasspaper.no/Kurs/2032.MasterClass—Mastering-Microsoft-System-Center-Orchestrator-2012-med-Jakob-Gottlieb-Svendsen/?epslanguage=no

Sweden: http://labcenter.se/#lab=Mastering_System_Center_2012_Orchestrator_SP1

Course can be offered as private in-house classes or custom workshops. Contact me. :)

 

 

My 3 day workshop for SCO have been upgraded to System Center 2012 in all products!

 

Send an email to me if you want more info about dates in the different countries.

 

Course Syllabus

Mastering System Center Orchestrator 2012

Number of Days: 3

Format: Instructor-Led Workshop

Level: 300

Audience

This three day course is created and run by Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen, MCT and active member of the System Center Alliance Team as well as TechNet moderator.

This course is intended for Enterprise Systems Engineers, Administrators and System Integrators who need to implement a Dynamic Datacenter using System Center Orchestrator 2012 (SCO).The class is continuously updated to cover the latest release of the product.

This course syllabus should be used to determine whether the course is appropriate for you, based on your current skills and technical training needs.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

· Install and Configure System Center Orchestrator 2012 including SQL Server 2008 R2 Permissions.

· Describe the logical architecture of an SCO infrastructure

· Articulate the functions of the components and services in an SCO infrastructure

· Configure error handling in SCO Runbooks

· Troubleshoot issues with SCO components and SCO policy execution

· Design end-to-end process automation incorporating System Center products

· Use the Silverlight operator’s console

· Use the REST web service for integration into other software (Excel-PowerPivot etc.)

· Create Integration Pack with Integration Toolkit and PowerShell.

 

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

· Experience with Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration

· Basic understanding of Active Directory

Recommended

An understanding of the System Center Suite is desirable, but not needed, specifically:

· Virtual Machine Manager 2012

· Operations Manager 2012

· Service Manager 2012

· Configuration Manager 2012

· Virtualization Technologies: Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2

· Basic Knowledge of PowerShell

Module 1: Orchestrator Overview and Installation

This module presents an introduction System Center Orchestrator Installation, security and terminology.

Lessons

· Overview

o Introduction to SCO

o How is SCO is used / Purpose of SCO

o Architecture

o Terminology

o Services

· Security

o Service Account Requirements

o Component Connectivity

· Installation

o System Requirements

o Basic Installation

o Database Security

Lab

Installation

Management Server

Action Server

Orchestration Console

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Install SCO

· Describe the components in SCO

Module 2: User Interfaces and Runbooks

This module presents an introduction to SCO User Interfaces and Runbook Basics

Lessons

· Overview of User Interfaces and Runbooks

o Creating Runbooks

o Runbook Testing Console

o Orchestration Console

o Standard Activities Overview

o Integration Pack Introduction

o Global Configuration & Settings

o Exporting and Importing Runbooks

o Data bus

o Best Practice

Lab

Deploy Integration Packs

Create Runbooks

Testing Runbook

Executing Runbook in Orchestration Console

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Create runbooks

· Describe the databus and other parts of runbooks design.

Module 3: Runbooks

This module presents more info about runbooks, and runbook design.

Lessons

· All about Runbooks!

o Planning and Designing Runbooks

o Runbook Guidelines

o Runbook Execution

o Runbook Servers

o Securing Runbooks

o Nested Runbooks

o Runbook Activity Behavior and Rules

o Best Practice in Runbook Design

Lab

· Create and Execute Runbooks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Create runbooks

· Describe the databus and other parts of runbooks design.

Module 4: Advanced Runbooks

This module deals with advanced techniques like looping and nested runbooks.

Lessons

· Advanced runbook design!

o Passing Data between Runbooks (Returning results)

o Using a Runbook Library

o Runbook Throttling

o Looping

o Storing Data

o Complex Link Logic and Compare Values Activity

o Variables and Counters

o Data Manipulation

o Best Practice

Lab

Create and Execute Runbooks

Use advanced policy behavior (flatten/loop)

Data Manipulation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Create runbooks

· Describe the databus and other parts of runbooks design.

Module 5: Integration Packs

This module will discuss the System Center Integration Packs available for SCO.

Lessons

· Working with System Center Integration Packs

o Integration Packs

o System Center Integration Packs

· Other Integration Packs

Lab

Creating System Center Runbooks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Review the System Center Integration Packs (IPs)

· Work with system center products in SCO

Module 6: Using Complex Activities

This module presents an introduction to several activity types, like “Run .Net Script”

Lessons

· Activities

o Query WMI Object

o Invoke Web Services Object

o Query XML Object

o Query Database object

o Run Program Object

o Run .NET Script Object (PowerShell)

Lab

Building runbooks using complex activities

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Create advanced runbooks

· Describe the databus and other parts of runbooks design.

Module 7: Error Handling, Web Service, Import-Export

This module will discuss how handle errors in Runbooks, naming conventions for folder and policis, using the web service.

Lessons

· Error Handling, Export, Import and Web Service

o Adding Error Handling to Runbooks

o Naming Conventions

o Export & Import of Runbooks

o SCO Web Service

Lab

Building Error Handling into Runbooks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Discuss how to build error handling into Runbooks

· Use the new web service

· Know how to handle import and export of Runbooks.

Module 8: Troubleshooting and Advanced Administration

This module will discuss logging available in SCO and how to adjust logging levels for troubleshooting purposes.

Lessons

· Runbook Throttling

· Runbook Audit Trail

· Log Files

· Basic Troubleshooting

· Best Practice Analyzer

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Troubleshoot by viewing log files and adjust the logging levels available.

· Use policy throttling to configure the action servers.

Module 9: Extensibility Scenarios (Integration Toolkit)

This module will discuss extend SCO using the Integration Toolkit

Lessons

· Integration Toolkit

o Orchestrator Command-Line Activity Wizard

o Orchestrator SDK

· Choosing the Best Toolkit Option

· Using PowerShell in Toolkit

Lab

Creating Your Own Integration Pack with the Toolkit and PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Describe the functionality in Integration Toolkit

· Understand how to create a PowerShell Integration Pack

· Understand how to use PowerShell Library/Module files in the Toolkit


Comments (6):

  1. Matt Black says:

    Hi – will you be doing the orchestrator training in the UK?

    Thanks
    Matt

  2. Hello Matt

    I am sorry but we have no planned runs in UK (yet).

    but we can arrange one at your own Company or partner if you want :)

    just write me on email if you want more details

  3. Simon says:

    Hi Jakob,

    I would definitely be interested in a course in the UK if you find you have enough interest (I don’t think it would take long).

    I know of probably 3 of us within my company who would be interested in training.

    Regards,

    Simon

    • hello simon!

      thank you for your request, and I apologize the late reply (been on vacation).

      I have sent your details to my collegue that handles the planning.

      So far we have no runs planned in UK, but I see no reason for not going there too :)

      have a nice day

  4. Todd says:

    When will this course be offered again?
    Thanks,
    Todd

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