Apologies for skipping a post on this last week, embarrassingly I couldn’t get System Center Orchestrator 2012 (SCO) to work with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM). Since then I have been on a course with QA Training which included a day on Opalis and the excellent trainer Paul Gregory sorted it for me. So I thought it would be good to share what I did so you can start to use SCO to control your VMs.
In my last video all I did was install and deploy the integration pack that talks to SCVMM. Having done that there’s only one more thing you have to do and that’s setup the connection to your SCVMM server in the Runbook designer. The key Think you need to do is not to enter any credentials in the dialog box to create a new connection:
You all also need open up the remote admin port (5095) on SCVMM and a simple way to do this is to allow remote management on that server with winRM QuickConfig
The best way to understand how SCO works with VMs is to pull down the sample runbooks from codeplex and import them as I did in this weeks screencast which shows you how to work with virtual machines…
Things to note:
If you are serious about looking at this then I can recommend the QA Course on Opalis