Turbulence

The bumpy world of clouds and applications
  • The new System Center Opalis Twitter account

    We have created a new Twitter account @SysCtrOpalis where we will post information, links to new articles and any updates. If you have a question for us about Opalis, post us a reply or send us a DM. We look forward to growing the System Center Opalis...
  • How does Opalis fit in with other System Center solutions?

    If you are looking at Opalis and wondering how it sits within the greater System Center family, then you are not alone. In this post I will explain where Opalis fits, and how it can be used to work within the existing System Center solutions. System...
  • Planning and Architecting for an Opalis implementation

    For anyone tasked with implementing Opalis, there are a number of solution-level questions that will immediately burst into your head.  You will have a bunch of questions along the lines of: How many servers will I need? How many concurrent jobs...
  • What systems can Opalis integrate with?

    Glad you asked. This is the current list of available integration packs that can be downloaded currently from here and the target versions.  You can also grab a 180 day trial from this location. This will of course continue to evolve, so please always...
  • How to automate a process in Opalis, step-by-step

    In this post, we’ll take a very simple looking process and show how easy it is to automate this in Opalis. Lets take a simple scenario:  read in lines from a text file and compare the values to a database table If there is a match, get the free disk...
  • Examining the capabilities of Opalis

    For anyone whose ever been at the receiving end of a request to ‘just grab some info’ or work out how to ‘easily send information’ to and from different technology solutions, Opalis is the solution you will wish you’ve always had. Opalis is that rare...
  • The “New Blog” Post

    Welcome to the new look and feel! I am changing the focus of my blog to be about Opalis.  My name is Adam, and the “Magic Octopus” was my idea. So, what is Opalis? From the Opalis Homepage : Microsoft has acquired Opalis Software, a Toronto-based...