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Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook

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Learn
  • Create runbooks for Active Directory tasks and IT Service Management processes
  • Design and create runbooks for System Center Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, and Virtual Machine Manager
  • Setting up System Center Orchestrator, making it highly available
  • Create branching, looping and child runbooks to completely master System Center 2012 Orchestrator
  • Implement a security model for your System Center Orchestrator deployment and execution of Runbooks
  • Manage and automate your datacentre with powerful runbooks
  • Automate your System Center environment
About

Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 simplifies the process of automating systems administration tasks. Originally a third-party product named Opalis, which Microsoft acquired in 2009, Orchestrator provides a simplified way of building complex automation. System Center Orchestrator is a complete solution that goes beyond basic automation.

"Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook" will teach you how to plan, create and manage powerful runbooks to help you automate mission-critical and routine administration tasks.

In this practical Cookbook you will learn how to master System Center 2012 by creating runbooks to control and automate every feature possible. You will start by learning how to efficiently install and secure System Center Orchestrator.


You will then learn how to plan and create functional and fault-tolerant System Center runbooks to automate daily tasks and routine operations. Diving deep into runbooks, you will learn how to create powerful and practical runbooks for the entire System Center family of products.

Unleashing your inner control freak, you will then master System Center automation by creating IT Service Management process runbooks and advanced runbooks to help you control every feature imaginable of System Center. If you want to save time and energy automating mission critical tasks with System Center 2012 Orchestrator, then this book is for you!

Features
  • Create powerful runbooks for the System Center 2012 product line
  • Master System Center 2012 Orchestrator by creating looping, child and branching runbooks
  • Learn how to install System Center Orchestrator and make it secure and fault tolerant
Page Count 318
Course Length 9 hours 32 minutes
ISBN9781849688505
Date Of Publication 26 Aug 2013

Authors

Samuel Erskine

Samuel Erskine is a Systems Management Sr Technical Specialist, Trainer and Author , focused on System Center and MS Cloud technologies. Sam is the content designer and lead author of three Microsoft System Center Cookbooks and co-author of two System Center Unleashed books. He’s also a Microsoft MCT , MVP and a regular speaker at community user groups and conferences worldwide.

Steve Beaumont

Steve Beaumont has worked for more years than he cares to admit within IT, starting with desktop support. He is now the Product Development Director of PowerONPlatforms and a Microsoft MVP within the Cloud and Datacenter Management area, where he helps organizations realize the benefits of the hybrid cloud. He is also a co-author of the Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager, Orchestrator and Operations Manager cookbooks.

His passion for everything about System Center, Azure and IT systems management reflects through all areas of his work, presentation and day-to-day life in the form of new and innovative solutions brought to market by PowerONPlatforms.

Andreas Baumgarten

Andreas Baumgarten is a Microsoft MVP and works as an IT Architect with the German IT service provider H&D International Group. He has been working as an IT professional for more than 20 years. Microsoft technologies have always accompanied him, and he can also look back on more than 14 years' experience as a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

Since 2008, he has been responsible for the field of Microsoft System Center technology consulting and ever since has taken part in Microsoft System Center Service Manager (2010, 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016); additionally, he has participated in the Microsoft System Center Technology Adoption Program with H&D since many years.

With his deep inside-technology know-how and his broad experience across the Microsoft System Center product family and IT management, he now designs and develops private and hybrid cloud solutions for customers all over Germany and Europe.

In July 2017, he was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management for the sixth year in a row.