I have recorded a webcast of the new System Center Integration Pack’s in action.  These new IP’s will be released with Opalis 6.3.

The video walks through a scenario that is part of the move to a Private Cloud: moving from a physical platform to a Dynamic Virtual platform.

The scenario includes the following:

  • Reading the out put from the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool (MAP)
  • Raising Change Requests in Service Manager for each of the virtualization candidates
  • Approving the CR in Service Manager
  • Monitoring Service Manager for the CR approval, then automatically starting the conversion process after the approval has been given to proceed
  • Taking a Data Protection Manager recovery point prior to starting the P2V
  • Adding the server into a new Configuration Manager collection
  • Checking that the server meets the Patch compliance
  • Checking that Forefront is installed and up to date
  • Putting Operations Manager into Maintenance Mode
  • Running the P2V process through Virtual Machine Manager
  • Monitoring for the successful completion of the P2V process
  • Taking Operations Manager out of Maintenance Mode
  • Full failure escalation at each step

You can watch the video over on The DDC.

   Adam Hall 
   Sr. Technical Product Manager, Opalis    
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