Become a System Center Orchestrator Master - On Demand

Price: $199.00

Presented by John Savill

Running Time: 163 minutes

System Center 2012 SP1 Orchestrator is the foundation of System Center and quite literally allows any process to be completely automated across any number of systems in the datacenter and even beyond into the cloud. It can be quite daunting to figure out how to get started and what is the right way to create runbooks that can be reused in the future. In this class, participants will learn the key concepts of how runbooks actually work, best practices to creating runbooks, and advanced troubleshooting techniques. If you are having ANY of the following challenges today you NEED to learn and use Orchestrator:

  • Having to use multiple different consoles for multiple systems to accomplish a task
  • Highly manual repetitive processes that are prone to human error
  • Wanting to automate processes and make available to end-users without giving them administrative permissions
  • Integrating and automating private and public cloud services
  • Accelerate provisioning of resources to provide more timely service for the business

All the runbooks used in this seminar will be available for download and use in your environment.


Session 1: Orchestrator Installation and Usage Fundamentals

In this session the architecture of an Orchestrator deployment will be examined, how to make it highly available and scalable and some of the key design considerations. The basics of Orchestrator will be covered such as how to create a simple runbook to provision a new user, including setting up their home folder, Exchange mailbox and AD account.


Session 2: Orchestrator Runbook Design Best Practices

It’s easy to just start placing actions in a runbook, but are your runbooks reusable to avoid re-inventing the wheel in the future? Are they easy to troubleshoot? When is the right time to use PowerShell in a runbook? This session covers the fundamentals of runbook design, logic flow and best practices in calling runbooks from runbooks. At the end of this session attendees will understand the key principles to designing great and reusable runbooks.


Session 3: Orchestrator Runbook Usage and Troubleshooting

This session dives into ways runbooks can be leveraged in the enterprise. Using from Service Manager, from PowerShell, from a web portal and even a command prompt. Additionally problems will happen in runbooks and all the different troubleshooting techniques will be covered giving you confidence to be able to solve any Orchestrator problem you face and therefore being able to unleash the full potential of Orchestrator in your environment.



John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11-time MVP, and an MCSE for Private Cloud and Server Infrastructure 2012. He's also ITIL certified and a CISSP. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro, as well as the author of The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008 (Addison-Wesley) and Microsoft Virtualization Secrets (Wiley).


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