Orchestrator Posts

Load Balancing SCOM Agents

So you have multiple SCOM Management Servers, yet you just happen to have all of your SCOM agents reporting to one server, or maybe two if you half tried to load balance your agents. There are several reasons why you would want to have multiple Management Servers, ie. off-load workflows, reduce stress on servers, etc., […]

Publish your Module to PowerShell Gallery with Azure Automation Connection

Recently PowerShell Gallery received a feature that you can deploy Modules from PowerShell Gallery to Azure Automation (part of OMS). You can upload PowerShell Modules to Azure Automation with little or not change to the module. If you want to make your PowerShell module more appealing and easy to use in Azure Automation you can […]

Learn the Fundamentals of IT Automation – Free Course

One of the promises of System Center, Azure and other infrastructure and cloud management platforms is the ability to create more automated operations that involve less manual administration. But there is no “Enable Automation” check box in any of these products, because “automation” is a broad term that too often has a buzz word quality. I’d argue […]

Self-Service Software Deployment – ServiceNow and System Center

One of the challenges with transitioning to cloud applications and infrastructure in the enterprise is getting them to work well together with on-premises systems. Without good integration options, cloud apps become silos of functionality and data that make it more confusing for users and difficult for admins. For example, ServiceNow is being widely adopted for […]

Azure Automation Hybrid Runbook Workers: A First Look

Azure Automation is Microsoft’s cloud-based workflow engine that executes PowerShell-based runbooks to orchestrate complex, repetitive, or time-consuming tasks. From its release until now, your options for automation using the tool were limited, because it could only operate against Azure cloud resources. It began life as a tool for automating virtual machine or website provisioning in […]