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Mastering System Center 2012 Orchestrator R2

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Description

Get the right tools to implement a Dynamic Datacenter using System Center 2012 Orchestrator R2 (SCORCH) and get the confidence to freely work with all components in Orchestrator!

This advanced three day instructor-led training is intended for Enterprise Systems Engineers, Administrators and System Integrators who need to implement a Dynamic Datacenter using System Center 2012 Orchestrator (SCORCH).

This three day course is created and run by Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and an active member of the System Center Alliance Team as well as TechNet moderator. He’s a world leading instructor who strongly focuses on hands-on-exercises, based on real life scenarios and methods verified to work in a live environment.

The class is continuously updated to cover the latest release of the product.

Outline

Module 1: Orchestrator Overview and Installation

This module presents an introduction System Center Orchestrator Installation, security and terminology.

Lessons

Overview

  • Introduction to SCORCH
  • How is SCORCH used / Purpose of Scorch
  • Architecture
  • Terminology
  • Services
  • Best Practice

Security

  • Service Accounts Requirements
  • Component Connectivity

Installation

  • System Requirements
  • Basic Installation
  • Database Security

Lab
Installation

  • Management Server
  • Action Server
  • Operators Console

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install SCORCH
  • Describe the components in SCORCH


Module 2: User Interfaces and Runbooks

This module presents an introduction to SCORCH User Interfaces and Runbook Basics

Lessons

  • Overview of User Interfaces and Runbooks
  • Creating Runbooks
  • Working with console
  • Runbook Testing Console
  • Operators Console
  • Foundation Activities Overview
  • Integration Pack Introduction
  • Global Configuration & Settings
  • Exporting and Importing Runbooks
  • Data bus
  • Best Practice

Lab

  • Create Runbooks
  • Testing Runbook

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create runbooks
  • Describe the databus and other parts of runbooks design.

Module 3: Runbooks

This module presents more info about runbooks, and runbook design.

Lessons

All about Runbooks!

  • Planning and Designing Runbooks
  • Runbook Guidelines
  • Runbook Execution
  • Runbook Servers
  • Securing Runbooks
  • Runbook Audit Trail
  • Runbook Activity Behavior and Rules
  • Best Practice in Runbook Design

Lab

Create and Execute Runbooks

  • Executing Runbook in Operators Console
  • Executing Runbooks from within a Runbook and handle the result.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create runbooks
  • Describe the databus and other parts of runbooks design.

Module 4: Integration Packs

This module will discuss the System Center Integration Packs available for Scorch.

Lessons

  • Working with System Center Integration Packs
  • Integration Packs
  • System Center Integration Packs
  • Other Integration Packs

Lab

  • Creating System Center Policies

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Review the System Center Integration Packs (IPs)
  • Work with system center products in scorch

Module 5: Advanced Runbooks

This module deals with advanced techniques like looping and nested runbooks.

Lessons

Advanced runbook design!

  • Passing Data between Runbooks (Returning results)
  • Nested Runbooks / Using a Runbook Library
  • Runbook Throttling
  • Looping
  • Complex Link Logic and Compare Values Activity
  • Variables and Counters
  • Data Manipulation
  • Best Practice

Lab

  • Create and Execute Runbooks
  • Use advanced policy behavior (flatten/loop)
  • Data Manipulation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create runbooks
  • Describe the databus and other parts of runbooks design.

Module 6: Using Complex Activities

This module presents an introduction to several activity types, like “Run .Net Script”

Lessons

Activities

  • Query WMI Object
  • Invoke Web Services Object
  • Query XML Object
  • Query Database object
  • Run Program Object
  • Run .NET Script Object (PowerShell)

Lab

  • Building runbooks using complex activities

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create runbooks
  • Describe the databus and other parts of runbooks design.

Module 7: Error Handling, Web Service, Import-Export

This module will discuss how handle errors in policies, naming conventions for folder and policis, using the web service.

Lessons

  • Error Handling, Export, Import and Web Service
  • Adding Error Handling to Policies
  • Naming Conventions
  • Export & Import of Policies
  • SCORCH Web Service

Lab

  • Building Error Handling into Policies

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Discuss how to build error handling into policies
  • Use the new web service
  • Know how to handle import and export of policies.

Module 8: Troubleshooting and Advanced Administration

This module will discuss logging available in SCORCH and how to adjust logging levels for troubleshooting purposes.

Lessons

  • Policy Throttling
  • Audit Trail
  • Log Files
  • Basic Troubleshooting

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot by viewing log files and adjust the logging levels available.
  • Use policy throttling to configure the action servers.

Module 9: Extensibility Scenarios (QIK)

This module will discuss extend Scorch using the Quick Integration Kit.

Lessons

  • Quick Integration Kit
  • QIK CLI
  • QIK SDK
  • Choosing the Best QIK Option
  • Using PowerShell in QIK

Lab

  • Creating Your Own Integration Pack with the QIK and PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the functionality in the Scorch Quick Integration Kit (QIK)
  • Understand how to create a PowerShell Integration Pack
  • Understand how to use PowerShell Library/Module files in QIK

PreRequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience with Windows Server 2008 Administration
  • Basic understanding of Active Directory Recommended
  • An understanding of the System Center Suite is desirable, but not needed, specifically
  • Configuration Manager 2007 R2
  • Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
  • Operations Manager 2007 R2
  • Service Manager 2012
  • Virtualization Technologies: Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Basic Knowledge of PowerShell

Audience

Before taking this course you should be confident in working with all parts in Orchestrator

$2495.00 List Price

3 Days Course

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