Tag Archives: Runbook

Azure Automation is Faster Than Me

The original title of this post was suppose to be “Strategy on Running Runbooks in Azure Automation” and wanted to write it for more than a month. Why the title changed during this period? Simple – there was some limitation on running runbooks in Azure Automation and that limitation was significantly  increased which pushed me […]

Fix Non-Compliant Virtual Network Adapters in VMM with SMA Runbook

Many do not know but besides keeping the compliance of vSwitches on Hyper-V hosts VMM also keeps compliance of the Virtual Network Adapters on VMs. You can easily find that information by opening the VMM console –> Fabric Pane –> Networking –> Logical Networks and in the ribbon menu instead of Fabric Resources choose Virtual […]

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 […]

Using VMM Cmdlets locally on SMA Worker Server in SMA Runbooks

If you are working with SMA and VMM you are probably familiar with the following sample Runbook for connecting to VMM:

workflow Get-VM{ $VmmConnection = Get-AutomationConnection -Name ‘VmmConnection’$VmmServerName = $VmmConnection.ComputerName  $SecurePassword = ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -String $VmmConnection.Password -Force  $VmmCredential = New-Object -TypeName System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -ArgumentList $VmmConnection.Username, $SecurePassword  $VMMobject=Get-SCVMMServer -ComputerName $VmmServerName -Credential $VmmCredential $VMS=Get-SCVirtualMachine -VMMServer $VmmServerName | select […]

From Orchestrator to Service Management Automation: Migration Scenarios

Service Management Automation (SMA) is the next gen IT Automation tool. SMA has some certain advantage over Orchestrator but also some limitations and vise versa. Nevertheless I am taking in consideration that you are aware of these advantages and limitations and you’ve decided to move fully or partially from SCO to SMA. Before choosing any […]

Request Error on Calling Freshly Installed Orchestrator 2012 R2 Web Service

Previously I’ve encountered this error on the Preview build of Orchestrator 2012 R2 and now I’ve encountered in the RTM bits. This error appears in the following scenario: You have SQL server to store the Orchestrator DB. In my case it is SQL Cluster. You have one server where you want to deploy all Orchestrator […]