System Center Orchestrator 2012

This course provides participants with the knowledge necessary to design, deploy, and maintain Orchestrator 2012 (SCORCH). In this course, participants are introduced to the various System Center products, and then learn how SCORCH is architected and deployed within Systems Center Suite. In addition, this course includes automation of processes designed to address various scenarios which may be encountered in the business computing environment. Upon course completion, participants will have the skills necessary to manage SCORCH for maximum business benefit. This course incorporates case-studies and hands-on learning opportunities so students can practice applying business solutions to real-world scenarios.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the role of Orchestrator and the entire System Center Suite.

  • Design, install and configure Orchestrator.

  • Customize, optimize, and scale SCORCH.

  • Implement Runbook automation for native Windows processes.

  • Develop advanced Runbooks using real-world scenarios.

  • Implement Integration Packs for other System Center and Microsoft products.

  • Extend SCORCH automation functionality for third-party solutions.

  • Implement configuration of error-handling and log-monitoring.

  • Back-up Orchestrator.

  • Implement maintenance and troubleshooting steps in Orchestrator.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to the System Center 2012 Suite

  • Identify purpose and function of SCOM

  • Identify purpose and function of SCCM

  • Identify purpose and function of SCSM

  • Identify purpose and function of SCVMM

  • Identify purpose and function of SC AppController

  • Identify purpose and function of SC Advisor

  • Identify purpose and function of SC Orchestrator


Module 2: Understanding Orchestrator Components and Prerequisites

  • Identify the purpose and function of the components of SCO 2012

  • Identify the hardware and software requirements of SCO 2012


Module 3: Design and Deployment Considerations for SCO 2012

  • Understand upgrade and deployment scenarios

  • Understand user security considerations

  • Understand firewall configuration requirements

  • Prepare a server for installation of Orchestrator

  • Prepare SQL server for use by Orchestrator

  • Determine performance capacity of Orchestrator roles

  • Understand high availability and fault tolerance for Orchestrator roles

  • Determine integration points for SCO 2012


Module 4: Installation and Configuration of Orchestrator Components

  • Customize installation options

  • Deploy individual server components

  • Deploy additional servers for increased capacity

  • Understand automated deployment options

  • Configure Orchestrator database connections

  • Navigate Orchestrator user interfaces


Module 5: Runbook Configuration Basics

  • Create, import and export Orchestrator Runbooks using Runbook Designer

  • Automate basic processes using Standard Activities

  • Subscribe Activities to the Runbook Data Bus

  • Test and deploy Runbooks


Module 6: Web Service

  • Use the Orchestrator Console to manage and monitor published Runbooks

  • Identify the underlying components and services of the Orchestrator Console

  • Troubleshoot issues with the Orchestrator web service


Module 7: Automation Scenario #1

  • Customize a Runbook using Standard Activities to address a real-world scenario


Module 8: Integration Packs

  • Import and configure Integration Packs

  • Implement additional Activities from Integration Packs


Module 9: Automation Scenario #2

  • Customize a Runbook using Activities from the AD Integration Pack to address a real-world scenario


Module 10: Advanced Runbooks , Complex Activities

  • Create complex Runbooks using multiple activities, data subscription, loops and variables

  • Employ Activities from the System Center Integration Packs


Module 11: Automation Scenario #3

  • Customize a Runbook using Activities from the AD Integration Pack to address a real-world scenario


Module 12: View Data with PowerPivot

  • Install and configure PowerPivot for Excel

  • Create relationships and pivot tables


Module 13: Error Handling

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Module 14: Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Configure backup for Orchestrator

  • Complete a restore of a failed SCO server instance


Module 15: Extensibility

  • Implement OIK

  • Understand online communities


Module 16: Automation Scenario #4

  • Customize a Runbook using Activities to address a real-world scenario


Module 17: Automation Scenario #5

  • Customize a Runbook using Activities to address a real-world scenario


Module 18: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Orchestrator

  • Monitor critical components of Orchestrator

  • Deploy and configure the SCORCH Management Pack for SCOM 2012

  • Troubleshoot common issues with SCORCH

Audience

This course is intended for IT Professionals who already have some pre-requisite knowledge of existing systems and need to learn the skills necessary to implement SCORCH. This course is also for IT Professionals who need to understand the critical components of these systems that might require automation.

Available Course Dates

09/05/2017 9:00 am - 09/07/2017 4:30 pm
09/27/2017 11:00 am - 09/29/2017 7:00 pm
11/15/2017 11:00 am - 11/17/2017 7:00 pm
12/04/2017 9:00 am - 12/06/2017 4:30 pm
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