My recently Hebrew posts…

It’s been a while since my last post here… I recently found myself writing some posts to Technet’s IL blog… So…for my Hebrew readers it will be helpful: IT Awards 2013 winning Orchestration Interview Operations Manager 2012 SP1 new APM features Orchestrator & Connectors within Operations Manager 2012 Operations Manager Dashboards Microsoft’s Private Cloud Vision […]... Read More
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SCSM & Orchestrator – Mail notification on Service Request reject (review activity)

I don’t know why, but when trying to deal with notifications within System Center Service Manager (SCSM), I find it very lame (yes, lame !) Well, when complexity is in the business we have System Center Orchestrator to deal it, so lets introduce the scenario : Our Private Cloud scenario is based on Self Service […]... Read More
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Licensed Orchestrator – Evaluation Version 0 day(s) left

I admit, I never ‘logoff’ my session in my Orchestrator server, yesterday, I logged on my session and navigated to the Runbook Designer… Quick look at the UI show :  “Evaluation Version 0 day(s) left” : What ?! What ?! Why ??? – this is a RTM version which I already evaluated before. Clicking the […]... Read More
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SC 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Integration Pack & Orchstrator

While trying to build some Private Cloud runbook I first wanted to get the User Role Quota… well, it’s sounds easy because I’ve got a built in component for that action… As you can see… I had to add the VMM Connection that I’ve configured for working with that OIP. Everything looks great and ready […]... Read More
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Opalis \ Orchestrator Verbose Logging your Workflow

Most of people who develop Orchestrator workflows think straight forward about the logical solution of the problem that Orchestrator has to solve. I find it very important to log your steps within the workflow, this is why I’ve “developed” my own way to handle the logging part in the workflows: First of all, this is […]... Read More
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Runing Powershell Scripts in Opalis \ Orchestrator – “Cannot invoke this function because the current host does not implement it”

Heres a short tip. When working with “RUN .Net Script” component in Opalis \ Orchestrator it’s important to remember that all the running process is behind the scene which means that any console interact like keyboard input & screen output like write-host won’t work. In addition to this declare, running scripts with any interacting commands […]... Read More

Opalis 6.3 & Self Service Portal (SSP) – Saving life Configurations

Maybe it won’t be the most useful post for the daily implementation of Opalis & Self Service Portal, but one small incident made my life hard… After successful integration between Opalis & Self Service Portal, it was time to add some policies to the process of creating a Virtual Machine… trying query the policies from […]... Read More

Opalis 6 – Messed up text – short tip

This tip is undocumented at all and I find it very important to people who use other language beside English. So…when you are installing your Opalis dedicated server: Set all of your regional settings to English and USA ! Install your SQL database with the default collation Otherwise, all the input that will be used […]... Read More
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How to publish data between nested policies in Opalis

Powerful option in Opalis is the ability to move data and results between nested policies, this way you can deal in more flexible way complex workflows. So… how it need to be done ? I’ve built a really simple scenario: Main workflow that run and call nested policy named “2.Nested Policy”. the nested policy run […]... Read More

Opalis 6.3 platform support & old Integration Packs

Microsoft has released the 6.3 version of Opalis. one of the main issues that were “solved” by this version was the support of 2008 & 2008 R2 (and x64 too..). Well… after struggling with the Active Directory Integration Pack on windows server 2008 R2 x64, the  conclusions  : Integration Packs that built previously to 6.3 […]... Read More