Tag Archives: System Center Orchestrator

Free Webinar – Making the move to cloud automation

With the increased uptake of cloud technologies across the board, Kelverion have seen a significant shift in companies moving their automation from on-premise to the cloud. We are also getting a lot of requests from companies looking to understand if cloud automation is right for them, what’s involved in migrating and what will automation look like in the […]

My Experience Manipulating MDT Database Using SMA, SCORCH and SharePoint

Background At work, there is an implementation team who’s responsible for building Windows 8 tablets in a centralised location (we call it integration centre) then ship these tablets to remote locations around the country. We use SCCM 2012 R2 and MDT 2013 to build these devices using a MDT enabled task sequence in SCCM. The […]

Tips for Applying Update Rollup 2 on System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack

I’ve been applying UR2 across almost all System Center 2012 R2 components so I’ve decided to share some tips with you: You can apply UR2 directly on RTM version. It is not needed to apply UR1 first. SCSM I’ve stumbled on error applying the update. More here. SCSPF Applying the SPF Update will require stopping […]

System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 2 and Windows Azure Pack Update 2 are Now Available

Time flies by and Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 is now available. Almost all components are receiving update. There are a lot of nice fixes in this update that you will want to squash. Before doing that in production make sure you test them in your dev environment. Here are the fixes: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Orchestrator Web Service Does Not Work After Adding The Server to Infrastructure Servers in VMM 2012 R2

I have a couple of Orchestrator servers with Web Features role installed on them. I’ve recently added those servers as Infrastructure Servers in VMM 2012 R2 in order to update them from there. After adding them the Orchestrator Web Service on those server stopped working. Reason When servers are added as Infrastructure servers in VMM […]

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 […]

Book Review: System Center 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed

I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time and when I finally got it can fairly say it is worth it. Two of the authors I had pleaser to meet in person – Pete Zerger and Anders Bengtsson. If you have a chance to be on a event where they have presentation do […]