Mastering System Center 2012 Orchestrator R2 (SCOrch)

This advanced 3-day 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 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-onexercises, 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.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Install System Center 2012 Orchestrator
  • Create runbooks
  • Work with System Center Integration Packs (IPs) and products in SCORCH
  • Describe the databus and other parts of runbooks design
  • Troubleshoot by viewing log files
  • Use policy throttling to configure the action servers
  • 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


Course Outline

Module 1: Orchestrator Overview

and Installation

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



                Introduction to SCORCH

                How is SCORCH used / Purpose of Scorch




                Best Practice


                Service Accounts Requirements

                Component Connectivity


                System Requirements

                Basic Installation

                Database Security


Module 2: User Interfaces and Runbooks

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


                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


Module 3: Runbooks

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


                All about Runbooks!

                Planning and Designing Runbooks

                Runbook Guidelines

                Runbook Execution

                Runbook Servers

                Securing Runbooks

                Runbook Audit Trail

                Runbook Activity Behavior and Rules



This course is intended for students who need to be confident in working with all parts in Orchestrator.


  • 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 o Service Manager 2012
  • Virtualization Technologies:Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Basic Knowledge of PowerShell