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UPDATE : #Microsoft Integration Packs for System Center 2012 – #Orchestrator #SC2012 #SCVMM2012

System Center 2012 – Orchestrator includes over 41 built-in workflow standard activities that perform a wide variety of functions. You can expand Orchestrator’s functionality and ability to integrate with other Microsoft and third-party platforms and products by installing integration packs. Integration packs for Orchestrator contain additional activities that extend the functionality of Orchestrator.
You can download integration packs from the Microsoft Download Center. Each integration pack has a guide that provides installation instructions, describes any known issues, and includes reference information for all of the activities supported by the integration pack.
Microsoft provides integration packs for all of the System Center products, as well as other Microsoft and third party products and technologies.

UPDATE :  System Center 2012 – Orchestrator 2012 Component Add-ons and Extensions DOWNLOAD HERE

The following integration packs are available:

Active Directory Integration Pack for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

HP iLO and OA Integration Pack for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

HP Operations Manager Integration Pack for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

HP Service Manager Integration Pack for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Integration Pack for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

VMware vSphere Integration Pack for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

Integration Pack for System Center Configuration Manager

Integration Pack for System Center Data Protection Manager

Integration Pack for System Center Operations Manager

Integration Pack for System Center Service Manager

Integration Pack for System Center Virtual Machine Manager


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Integration Pack for System Center Virtual Machine Manager #SCVMM #Automation

 

The Integration Pack for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is an add-in for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator that enables you to automate the following activities:

  • Manage the self-service virtual machine library
  • Create virtual machine resources such as disks, virtual hard disks (VHDs), and network adapters, as needed
  • Create virtual machines from templates, VHDs, and from other virtual machines (modifying disk and network resources if needed)
  • Modify existing virtual machines
  • Turn on and shut down virtual machines in batch mode
  • Restart virtual machines
  • Move virtual machines to a new host to manage availability and performance
  • Create and restore virtual machine checkpoints

System Requirements

The Integration Pack for System Center Virtual Machine Manager requires the following software to be installed and configured before you deploy the integration. For more information abouthow to install and configure the Orchestrator and the System Center Virtual Machine Manager application, see the respective product documentation.

  • System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
  • Windows Management Framework (Windows PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM 2.0)

The activities from the Virtual Machine Manager Integration Pack connect to a Virtual Machine Manager Administration Console which in turn connects to a Virtual Machine Manager server. You can install this console on the Orchestrator runbook server or connect to the Administration console on another computer. If the Orchestrator components and the Virtual Machine Manager Administration Console are installed on the same 64-bit computer, the Virtual Machine Manager server must be in the same domain to be able to connect to it.

Downloading the Integration Pack

 


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Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 RC and Integration Pack for AD Beta

 

Overview

The Integration Pack for Active Directory is an add-on for System Center Orchestrator 2012 that enables you to connect System Center Orchestrator to your Active Directory Server to automate its management.

Feature Summary The Integration Pack includes the following activities:

  • CreateUser
  • DeleteUser
  • UpdateUser
  • GetUser
  • CreateComputer
  • DeleteComputer
  • UpdateComputer
  • GetComputer
  • CreateGroup
  • UpdateGroup
  • DeleteGroup
  • GetGroup
  • GetOU
  • ResetUserPassword
  • DisableUser
  • EnableUser
  • UnlockUser
  • MoveUser
  • RenameUser
  • AddUserToGroup
  • RemoveUserFromGroup
  • AddComputerToGroup
  • RemoveComputerFromGroup
  • DisableComputer
  • EnableComputer
  • MoveComputer
  • RenameComputer
  • AddGroupToGroup
  • RemoveGroupFromGroup
  • MoveGroup

The System Center Orchestrator 2012 Release Candidate Integration Packs provides the capability to interface and control other existing System Center products through custom activities which are used to create runbooks.
System Center products supported:

  • System Center 2007 Operations Manager
  • System Center 2010 Service Manager
  • System Center 2008 Virtual Machine Manager
  • System Center 2010 Data Protection Manager
  • System Center 2007 Configuration Manager

Automation begins with Microsoft System Center Orchetrator and runbooks, Powershellscripts like I mentioned earlier before in SCVMM2012 :

https://mountainss.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/microsoft-service-designer-in-system-center-virtual-machine-manager-2012-create-your-own-services/

 

Here you can download Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 RC with Toolkits and integrationPacks

and

Here you can download Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 integrationPack for Active Directory Beta

 

 


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Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 Release Candidate download Available

You can download System Center Orchestrator 2012 RC version here :

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27842

Overview

Download additional System Center 2012 products with our single download experience.

The System Center Orchestrator 2012 Release Candidate provides the capability of automation of workflows (Runbooks) across other System Center and 3rd party products. These runbooks are created in the Runbook Designer, deployed via the Deployment manager and run and monitored locally or remotely via the Orchestrator Console.
Feature Summary:
As part of the release candidate we have delivered the following features:

  • Install Experience
    • Improved prerequisite checks
    • Implementation of Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), error reporting and interface with Microsoft Update
    • Allow user to log on as a service and select different service accounts for each service
    • Design Improvements( Error handling, port # for DB, increased logging, enabling log on as a service automatically)
    • UI Consistency between other System Center components
    • Time bomb(easy conversion from EVAL to licensed SKU)
  • Security improvements
    • Encryption of DB connection
    • Encryption/decryption of passwords
  • Globalization
    • Unicode capable
    • Convert SSH to Unicode
  • Web service
    • Versioning
  • Orchestration Console
    • Browse events
    • View events
    • UI Updates
  • Bug fixes across all product features

The System Center Orchestrator 2012 Integration Toolkit contains wizard-based utilities for creating new activities and integration packs for System Center Orchestrator 2012. It also allows developers utilizing the Orchestrator SDK to create new custom integration packs for System Center Orchestrator 2012.
Feature Bullet Summary:
Orchestrator Integration Toolkit

  • Rebranding, security enhancements, new generic activity icons
  • Wizards can upgrade 6.3 activities and IPs to be compatible with Orchestrator
  • Fixes issues with upgrading IPs multiple times
  • Fixes issues with DLL / dependent file conflicts among different IPs

The System Center Orchestrator 2012 Release Candidate Integration Packs provides the capability to interface and control other existing System Center products through custom activities which are used to create runbooks.
System Center products supported:

  • System Center 2007 Operations Manager
  • System Center 2010 Service Manager
  • System Center 2008 Virtual Machine Manager
  • System Center 2010 Data Protection Manager
  • System Center 2007 Configuration Manager


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Getting Started with Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 and SCVMM proces

This screencast shows how orchestrator can work with System Center Virtual Machine Manager to create process around management of VMs.

Get your proces automated with Microsoft Opalis or in the nearby future with System Center Orchestrator 2012