Hello Readers/Viewers!

I am not sure if you have seen this CodePlex Integration Pack yet… if you haven’t, you are in for a nice trweet… :)

 

Social Media Integration Pack for System Center Orchestrator 2012 by VIAcode

 

After following the very simple instructions for deployment/install, I decided to give it a go!

The following is my experience with this neat-o IP so far (my first end-to-end test):

Integration Pack Configuration:

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Connection Created with the name of the Account used: "OrchestratorGuy"

NOTE: The "Access Token" and "Access Token Secret" are generated after you authenticate to Twitter using the included "SMIP Twitter Authentication Tool".

Runbook Configuration:

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  • Activity Level Looping on "Get Tweets" IP Activity
    • This allows me to completely control the Published Data Output and Log Output.
  • "Tweet!" Activity takes data from the "Get Tweets" IP Activity

Activity Configuration:

"Get Tweets" Activity

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Filtering Tweets on text "SC2012OrchestratorRocks"

"Tweet!" Activity

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Published Data from the "Get Tweets" Activity is used to construct the "reply" Tweet.

Results of Orchestrated Tweeting!

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With my head in the clouds, and my tweet on the ground... :)

See, Datacenter Automation is Fun!

For more cool stuff, follow me @thanosrules and\or @OrchestratorGuy

enJOY!