System Center Central » All Posts http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/forums/public-cloud-azure-intune-etc/feed Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:46:02 +0000 http://bbpress.org/?v=2.5.12-6148 en-US http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/kelverion-runbook-studio-now-available-via-the-microsoft-azure-market-place/#post-229970 <![CDATA[Kelverion Runbook Studio now available via the Microsoft Azure Market Place]]> http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/kelverion-runbook-studio-now-available-via-the-microsoft-azure-market-place/#post-229970 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:54:29 +0000 Greg Charman Kelverion have this week released a new VM to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace for the Kelverion Runbook Studio for Azure Automation.

This Azure Market Place VM provides an installed version of the Kelverion Runbook Studio, licencing server for Kelverion Integration Modules and tutorials for authoring with Runbook Studio and a sample runbook for using the Integration Modules for ServiceNow and SQL Server.

The sample Runbook provides an OMS Alert to ServiceNow Incident Ticket Creation example.


The Kelverion Runbook Studio provides rich graphical authoring of Azure Automation Runbooks without the need for a permanent internet connection.

The Runbook Studio is aimed firmly at IT professionals who do not have much experience or knowledge of PowerShell but still want to leverage the power of Microsoft’s new cloud based tool, Azure Automation. For experienced PowerShell users the Runbook Studio increases your productivity and makes your solution more supportable in the longer term. On-going maintenance and operation does not need detailed PowerShell knowledge.

The Runbook Studio enables users to create Runbooks using the same script free, code free, graphical authoring approach they have become used to with System Center Orchestrator. Once the Runbook design is complete the tool will automatically generate Azure Automation Graphical Runbooks for upload and execution by Azure Automation.

The Runbook Studio also provides a workspace to manage all of your Assets across multiple Automation Accounts and even multiple Azure Subscriptions from within one view. Within those Automation Accounts, Runbook Studio lets you create, edit and delete Runbook Variables, Certificates, Credentials and Connections.


The new Azure Market Place VM can be found at;

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/marketplace/partners/kelverion/kelverion-runbook-studio/


Runbook Studio Release 1.3

Also released this week was Runbook Studio version 1.3.   This latest release added;

  • Support for the new Azure Automation Error Handling, including the ability to configure activities to convert exceptions to errors and the ability to create error links.
  • Added support for searching on-premise Integration Modules in the Studio by keyword.

 

For more information on the Kelverion Runbook Studio and to download and evaluation copy visit http://www.kelverion.com/runbook-studio/

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http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/kelverion-runbook-studio-release-1-2-with-support-for-azure-automation-and-sma/#post-229835 <![CDATA[Kelverion Runbook Studio Release 1.2 with support for Azure Automation and SMA]]> http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/kelverion-runbook-studio-release-1-2-with-support-for-azure-automation-and-sma/#post-229835 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:52:56 +0000 Greg Charman Azure Automation is an incredibly powerful tool but it does require a high degree of PowerShell knowledge and necessities a constant internet connection to be able to develop anything.

We realised at Kelverion that this need for PowerShell knowledge and the internet connection would be a stumbling block for Azure Automation adoption at most customers because not every IT engineer mumbles PowerShell in the sleep and certainly the 1st and 2nd line guys don’t speak PowerShell so who is going to support the automation on a day to day basis.   So we released our Kelverion Runbook Studio tool which provides rich graphical authoring of Azure Automation Runbooks without the need for a permanent internet connection.

 

We are now pleased to announce the release of version 1.2 of the Runbook Studio, which brings support of our Integration Modules to both Azure Automation and SMA.

 

The Runbook Studio Version 1.2 includes several new updates;

  • Support for easy export of code for SMA and PowerShell.
  • New Integration Module for SQL Server
  • New Integration Module for ServiceNow
  • Added additional global variable support
  • Added additional global variable support.

krs-1-2-with-oms-to-service-now-runbook

The Runbook Studio is aimed firmly at IT professionals who do not have much experience or knowledge of PowerShell but still want to leverage the power of Microsoft’s new cloud based tool Azure Automation.

For experienced PowerShell users the Runbook Studio increases your productivity and makes your solution more supportable in the longer term.  On-going maintenance and operation does not need detailed PowerShell knowledge.

The Runbook Studio enables users to create Runbooks using the same script free, code free, graphical authoring approach they have become used to with System Center Orchestrator.

Once the Runbook design is complete the tool will automatically generate Azure Automation Graphical Runbooks for upload and execution from Azure Automation.

 

If you have any questions regarding the Runbook Studio contact us at info@kelverion.com.

 

Kelverion are hosting a webinar; Runbook Studio for SMA and Azure Automation, which is taking place on the 17th November. Here is a link to register for the webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3362222273603378691

For more information on the Runbook Studio and to download an evaluation copy visit http://www.kelverion.com/runbook-studio/

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http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/kelverion-at-system-center-europe-2016-and-free-draw/#post-229443 <![CDATA[ Kelverion at System Center Europe 2016 and free draw]]> http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/kelverion-at-system-center-europe-2016-and-free-draw/#post-229443 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:35:19 +0000 Greg Charman As technology has moved forward, so has Kelverion. Building on our extensive Orchestrator expertise we are now releasing integration products for Microsoft Azure Automation, SMA and PowerShell.  The key first step to this journey is our new Runbook Studio Product.

Kelverion will be demonstrating these new cloud solutions at the System Center Universe Europe conference in Berlin 24th – 26th August.

During the conference we will hold a draw on Wednesday and Thursday for a free 12 month subscription to the Runbook Studio.

We are presenting two sessions at SCU which will demonstrate how the Runbook Studio works and how to interact with systems such as SQL Server and ServiceNow using Kelverion’s smart Integration Modules (IM).   We will also show how you can use the Studio and IMs in SMA, PowerShell and in the future Azure Stack.

Session one takes place at SCU on Wednesday 24th August at 12:00 – Hands on with the Runbook Studio for Azure Automation and SMA

Session two takes place on Thursday 25th August at 09:15 – Bringing Automation to the Cloud

If you are not attending SCU Europe you can watch a webinar demonstration of the Runbook Studio here or contact us at info@kelverion.com and we would be happy to arrange a 1:1 demonstration.

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http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/how-do-i-obtain-the-azure-management-certificate/#post-229215 <![CDATA[How do I obtain the Azure management certificate?]]> http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/how-do-i-obtain-the-azure-management-certificate/#post-229215 Tue, 31 May 2016 22:20:42 +0000 Wilson W. I am trying to activate the SCOM management pack for Azure. In the Admin pane for SCOM there is a wizard that asks for a certificate file which allows the SCOM management resource pool to connect to the Azure API’s. How do I generate or obtain this certificate?

Azure-Cert

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http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/4-ways-the-new-kelverion-runbook-studio-makes-azure-automation-even-better/#post-229114 <![CDATA[4 Ways the New Kelverion Runbook Studio Makes Azure Automation Even Better]]> http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/4-ways-the-new-kelverion-runbook-studio-makes-azure-automation-even-better/#post-229114 Fri, 06 May 2016 16:49:21 +0000 Greg Charman With Microsoft Azure you are finally able to utilise the Cloud to scale your infrastructure according to your needs. Virtual machines are popping in and out of existence at your whim. Today it’s collaborating with SharePoint, tomorrow you’re building databases in Oracle; a cornucopia of business applications await your every command. Furthermore, all this is accessed from any place, anytime, because the Cloud is wherever you need it to be, right?

Well, the Cloud is actually wherever you have a reliable Internet connection. And despite Azure’s graphical interface, you’d still better be well versed in PowerShell to get the most out of its automation capabilities.

So along comes the new Runbook Studio, a bridge between Azure Automation’s powerful processing portal and the versatile, integrated family of automation packs and modules that Kelverion is best known for developing.

Here are four big ways Runbook Studio makes Azure Automation even better:

1. Taking it offline

You need to author a Runbook, and it’s a tricky one. Of course, you can log on to Azure Automation and plunge in, but maybe you’re on the road, and while you can find a wifi connection here and there, you can’t rely on it long enough to shepherd your project from start to finish.

No worries. Runbook Studio allows you to build Runbooks offline to your heart’s delight. Only after you’ve dotted i’s, crossed t’s, and ironed out the wrinkly bits, do you tap into Azure Automation and upload your Runbooks with confidence.

2. One screen to rule them all

You’re likely managing test and production environments with multiple Azure Automation accounts and subscriptions. With Runbook Studio you can manage all your Assets from within a single workspace. Let’s take a look:

runbook studio

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3. Not a PowerShell expert? Not a problem.

So maybe you mumble PowerShell commands in your sleep, but not every member of your team, now and in the future, can say the same. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could create Runbooks in a script-free, code-free, graphical authoring environment that is easy to maintain? You know how effortless System Center 2012 Orchestrator has made writing Runbooks, and it’s the same approach here: fast, simple and accessible.

Bonus: Once you complete your designs in Runbook Studio, your work is pretty much done, as the tool will automatically generate Azure Automation Runbooks for upload and execution.

4. Configuring Runbooks for any environment

One of the trickiest aspects of using PowerShell as an integration tool is the need to define what form, fields, data type or values you want when you come to call the commandlet.

Runbook Studio has your back with Kelverion’s library of integration modules for Azure Automation, which offers a discovery API that dynamically configures the commandlet inputs and outputs based on the target system. So just like that, you’re an expert in every third-party system you’ll be feeding.

Can it really be this simple?

Yes, it can. To put it all together, Runbook Studio allows you to plan and author your Runbooks offline, access an ultra-friendly user workspace where you can view your array of accounts and subscriptions, bypass a need for PowerShell expertise, and sit back while the tool uploads your Runbooks for both Azure Automation and all the third-party applications you’ll be integrating.

Great just got better.

For more information on this and our other posts on the Kelverion Runbook Studio visit
http://blog.kelverion.com/4-ways-the-new-runbook-studio-makes-azure-automation-even-better

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http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/announcing-the-kelverion-runbook-studio-making-azure-automation-easier-to-use/#post-229023 <![CDATA[Announcing the Kelverion Runbook Studio making Azure Automation easier to use]]> http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/announcing-the-kelverion-runbook-studio-making-azure-automation-easier-to-use/#post-229023 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:58:53 +0000 Greg Charman As an IT Process Automation specialist who has been using System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator and Opalis since 2007, I was very excited by Microsoft’s announcement in 2014 of Azure Automation their new cloud based automation platform.  I have been an avid user and follower of Azure Automation since its inception as a pure PowerShell interface, into its graphical authoring capability via the Azure Portal.

Azure Automation is an incredibly powerful tool but it does require a high degree of PowerShell knowledge and necessities a constant internet connection to be able to develop anything.

We realised at Kelverion that this need for PowerShell knowledge and the internet connection would be a stumbling block for Azure Automation adoption at most customers because not every IT engineer mumbles PowerShell in the sleep and certainly the 1st and 2nd line guys don’t speak PowerShell so who is going to support the automation on a day to day basis.   So we decided to do something to help.

The all new Kelverion Runbook Studio provides rich graphical authoring of Azure Automation Runbooks without the need for a permanent internet connection.   The Runbook Studio is aimed firmly at IT professionals who do not have much experience or knowledge of PowerShell but still want to leverage the power of Microsoft’s new cloud based tool Azure Automation.   For experienced PowerShell users the Runbook Studio increases your productivity and makes your solution more supportable in the longer term. On-going maintenance and operation does not need detailed PowerShell knowledge.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="960"] Offline creation and management of Microsoft Azure Automation Runbooks[/caption]

The Runbook Studio enables users to create Runbooks using the same script free, code free, graphical authoring approach they have become used to with System Center 2012 Orchestrator.   Once the Runbook design is complete the tool will automatically generate Azure Automation Graphical Runbooks for upload and execution from Azure Automation.

The Runbook Studio also provides a workspace to manage all of your Assets across multiple Automation Accounts and even multiple Azure Subscriptions from within one view.  Within those Automation Accounts Create, Edit and Delete;

  • Runbooks
  • Variables
  • Certificates
  • Credentials
  • Connections

One of the biggest challenges with leveraging PowerShell as an integration mechanism is the need for you as the designer to define exactly what target form, fields, data type and values you want when you come to call the commandlet. This means you need to have a deep working knowledge of the configuration of the target system.    The Runbook Studio also has full integration with Kelverion’s growing library of Integration Modules for Azure Automation, these offer the same target system discovery capability you have become used to with Kelverion’s Orchestrator Integration Packs.

For more information on the Runbook Studio and to download an evaluation copy visit http://www.kelverion.com/runbook-studio/

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http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/how-do-you-monitor-enterprise-mobility-suite/#post-229014 <![CDATA[How do you monitor Enterprise Mobility Suite?]]> http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/how-do-you-monitor-enterprise-mobility-suite/#post-229014 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:03:31 +0000 Wilson W. Question for everyone here: How does one go about monitoring EMS as a whole? EMS has a *lot* of different components to it…some involving your on-prem devices such as your DC’s…and others involving SAAS such as Intune and Azure AD Premium.

At initial glance, it would seem to me that you would need a combination of tools…..perhaps some combination of SCOM, OMS, Azure AD Connect Health Tool, etc. etc.

Cobbling all of those disparate tools into a coherent monitoring solution seems somewhat problematic to me….wondering if anybody here has any insight on this?

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http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/connect-to-sharepoint/#post-225356 <![CDATA[connect to SharePoint]]> http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/connect-to-sharepoint/#post-225356 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 10:37:47 +0000 zlil hi All,

i am trying to connect to SharePoint with Microsoft SharePoint tool and get en error 401 unauthorized.   (see the attachments)

please advice

thanks

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http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/password-hash-for-azure-ad-directory-sync/#post-224247 <![CDATA[Reply To: Password Hash for Azure AD Directory Sync]]> http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/password-hash-for-azure-ad-directory-sync/#post-224247 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:53:32 +0000 Wes Kroesbergen This wiki link might help you.

Yes. The information we retrieve from Active Directory aren’t your users actual plaintext passwords – they’re hashes of those passwords.  Hashes are mathematical functions that are nearly impossible to crack.  The hashes that we retrieve from AD cannot be used to gain access to any of your on-premises resources (Active Directory won’t accept the password hash as a means to log a user in).

Here are some additional details to help you feel comfortable with the security of Password Sync:

  • we never see your plaintext password during the sync process.  Ever.  We only retrieve the hash of the user password from Active Directory.
  • we re-hash the hash of the user password using a SHA256 algorithm before transport to Azure Active Directory Authentication Service
  • transport of the digest (re-hash of the AD password hash) is done over an encrypted SSL session
  • we store the digest in our system
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http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/password-hash-for-azure-ad-directory-sync/#post-224246 <![CDATA[Reply To: Password Hash for Azure AD Directory Sync]]> http://www.systemcentercentral.com/forums-archive/topic/password-hash-for-azure-ad-directory-sync/#post-224246 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:28:29 +0000 Shaun, I did some looking for this just now, but cannot find a definitive answer. Did you ever find out?

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