Saturday, June 18, 2011

Orchestrator 2012 Beta now available

The System Center Orchestrator 2012 public beta is now available for download here. Orchestrator was previously known as Opalis, and it is the tool for automating all your run books (repeatable processes) and has some of the following features:

  • Powerful Runbook authoring and testing optimized for IT Pros
  • Publish/Subscribe mechanism for integrating Microsoft System Center with 3rd party systems that reside in the enterprise data center
  • Distributed runtime architecture
  • Silverlight Orchestration Console to manage deployed Runbooks
  • Extensive Standard Activities library including support for SNMP, SSH, Web Services, WMI, Databases and other industry-standard interfaces
  • Extensive support for PowerShell and Microsoft .NET
  • Extensible by design

The system requirements for the beta as follows:

Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Recommended Configuration
    • RAM – minimum 1GB recommended 2GB
    • Disk space minimum 200MB
    • CPU Dual Core or better
    The following software is required to install Orchestrator:
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
    • .NET Framework 4 (if you are installing the Orchestration console or web service)
    • Microsoft Silverlight 4 (for the Orchestration console only)
    Operating System
    • Management server, Runbook server, Orchesrator web service: Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Runbook Designer, Runbook Tester: Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7

This should keep me busy for a while while waiting for the OpsMgr 2012 beta Smile

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