Service Mgmt Automation (SMA) Posts

A SMA Integration Module For SharePoint List Operations

Background Many Microsoft System Center Orchestrator and Service Management Automation (SMA) users may agree with me, that these two automation platform does not have feature rich end user portals natively. Although System Center Service Manager can be used as a user portal for triggering SCORCH/SMA runbooks, Microsoft SharePoint is also a very good candidate for […]

Using SMA to Building Your Own Microsoft OpsMgr Management Pack Catalog On SharePoint 2013

Background Over the years that I’ve been working with OpsMgr, for me, the Microsoft Pinpoint MP Catalog was a one stop shop for getting Microsoft management packs. More information about the Pinpoint MP Catalog can be found in Marnix’s post: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com.au/2010/07/pinpoint-management-pack-catalog.html Based on the information came out in TechEd Europe 2014, looks like there will […]

Using the SendEmail SMA Integration Module in Azure Automation

Over the last couple of days, I’ve spent sometime on Azure Automation (SMA in Azure). The first thing I did was imported and configured the SendEmail and SendPushNotification SMA Integration Modules that I have posted earlier. I created a simple test runbook to send an email and a push notification to my android phone:

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Error on Starting SMA Runbook from Third Party System

We’ve trying to use the SMA Web Service to start SMA runbooks from another system. There is good sample of code for this and we’ve managed to get it working. Unfortunately when we’ve started to start more runbooks some of them were failing with the following error: Exception The values provided for the root activity’s […]

System Center Universe (aka Community MMS) Europe 2014 Now Available on Channel9

Just want to tip you that SCU Europe 2014 (aka Community MMS) sessions are now available on Channel9. All 60 sessions are available: Advanced Orchestrator Runbook Authoring and Management Author your own custom gallery item and deploy VM roles in Windows Azure Pack Building a Real self-service platform with SCSM, SMA PowerShell Workflows Building solid […]

Creating Azure-like Windows Server Images with System Center

Update —————————————————————————— A small update on this topic. If you do not want your customers to face error 0x800F0906 when they try to install .NET Fraemwork 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 I would suggest you to install and disable .net FRamework 3.5 feature with DISM prior syspreping your images. The following commands […]

Clean Up SMA Database After a Module Deletion

Background I noticed an issue while I was writing a SMA integration module. I once made an mistake in the .json file and I noticed I couldn’t import the updated module back to SMA even after I firstly deleted the old version. I’ll explain this issue using a sample dummy module. Reproducing The Issue To […]