Orchestrator Posts

Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 SPF

Here is the promised Update Rollup 1 for Service Provider Foundation: After a request to repair or scale a virtual machine role is returned successfully, there is no corresponding job in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). A virtual machine template that uses differencing disks does not work correctly. You encounter a time-out issue when […]

Excellent opportunities for System Center 2012 suite professionals

Hi Everyone I am currently looking for excellent candidates with design and implementation skills around SCCM and SCOM right across the UK, there are opportunities to work with MVP’s and also earning potential of u[p to £90,000. Please could anyone who is interested in finding out more details please get in touch Daren Spaul Principal […]

Technical deep-dive for System Center + BlueStripe solution

  BlueStripe is hosting a technical deep-dive presentation titled “Bringing Applications To System Center – A Deep Dive into the System Center + BlueStripe Solution” on February 19th at 11AM Eastern Time. Attendees will learn how to use System Center + BlueStripe FactFinder to deliver: Dynamic application mapping, monitoring, and service-level alerting in Operations Manager Application […]

System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 1

The first update rollup for System Center 2012 R2 is here. Description of Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 SCOM and SCVMM Updates require running some scripts against the databases. Be sure to read carefully the instructions and run those scripts.There is instruction video for installing UR1 to VMM 2012 R2. Update Rollup […]

Installing System Center Service Management Automation Worker Role Fails with MSI Error 1603

I was deploying SMA recently and bumped in into the following error while installing the Worker Role: MSI (s) (C4:6C) [XX:XX:XX:XX]: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: System Center 2012 R2 Service Management Automation Runbook Worker. Product Version: 7.2.1563.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 1603. Prior installing the […]

SMA Step 1: Getting Comfortable with PowerShell Workflow (did you know?)

As you may be aware by now, Service Management Automation, the next generation of IT process automation from Microsoft, someday replacing System Center 2012 Orchestrator. But are you aware of the differences between PowerShell and PowerShell workflow? Here are just a few: PowerShell Workflows are not actually executed in PowerShell! PowerShell translates your script into […]

BlueStripe Video #2: Automatic Performance Problem Resolution in System Center Orchestrator

This is the second of three short videos from BlueStripe Software about the combined System Center + BlueStripe solution (see video #1 here). BlueStripe adds application context to System Center – automating the process of adding distributed application views and response-time alerts to Operations Manager, applying those application-specific response-time alerts within Orchestrator, and extending the […]

TIP: Managing Orchestrator Global Configuration Settings Across Environments

We had a very interesting question asked in a recent thread on the SCC System Center 2012 Orchestrator forum, which I bet many people out there have regarding Orchestrator: When I export runbooks, is it possible to ensure my System Center runbooks do not require me to update the connection on every activity? The short […]