PacktLib: Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook

Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook

Credits

About the Authors

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Unpacking System Center 2012 Orchestrator

Introduction

Planning the Orchestrator deployment

Installing a single-server deployment

Installing the Management Server in a multiserver deployment

Installing the Runbook Server in a multiserver deployment

Installing the Orchestration Console and the Web Service server in a multi server deployment

Installing the Runbook Designer in a multiserver deployment

Initial Configuration and Making SCORCH Highly Available

Introduction

Loading Integration Packs (IPs)

Configuring Integration Pack connections

Deploying Runbook Servers and Designers with Deployment Manager

Making your Runbooks highly available

Creating and maintaining a security model for Orchestrator

Planning and Creating Runbook Designs

Introduction

Preparing Runbook scenarios

Making Runbook scenarios automation ready

Documenting Runbook designs

Understanding the Orchestrator scenario building blocks

Runbook Designer standards and primer

Creating Runbooks for Active Directory Tasks

Introduction

Creating new users in Active Directory

Adding users to groups in Active Directory

Maintaining the organizational structure – moving accounts to new OUs

Disabling user accounts in Active Directory

Using SCORCH to remove obsolete user accounts

Creating Runbooks for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Tasks

Introduction

Deploying software updates

Deploying software applications

Deploying client agents to workgroup devices

Gathering the client deployment status

Creating Runbooks for System Center 2012 Operations Manager Tasks

Introduction

Checking the health status of a managed device

Remediating an alert

Bulk-enabling the maintenance mode

Creating Runbooks for System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Tasks

Introduction

Removing attached ISOs from Virtual Machines (VMs)

Remediating host compliance

Working with Virtual Machine snapshots (Create, Delete, and Revert)

Creating Runbooks for System Center 2012 Service Manager Tasks

Introduction

Changing incident priority for affected services

Automating manual user creation service request fulfilment

Automating manual activities for change request tasks on infrastructure servers

Using Advanced Techniques in Runbooks

Introduction

Creating child Runbooks

Implementing error handling in your Runbooks

Implementing logging in your Runbooks

Creating looping Runbooks

Useful Websites and Community Resources

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Index