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  • Blog Post: New Opalis Webcast – the new System Center IP’s in action!

    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...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the new Virtual Machine Manager Integration Pack Activities

    *Note that the information in this article is based on the Beta of this Integration Pack and is subject to change.  This information will be refreshed when the Integration Pack is RTM. The table below explains the Activities that are available with the new Opalis 6.3 Integration Pack for Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Does Opalis have an Integration Pack for ________________?

    This article shamelessly stolen from an email that Charles Joy sent out this morning. Hey, I know good content when I see it! As Opalis becomes more and more popular, one thing is for sure, people are going to start thinking of new use cases and new integration targets. Another “for sure” thing will...
  • Blog Post: Integration Pack for Data Manipulation released on Codeplex

    There has been quite a bit of discussion in various places around manipulating data that is captured and processed through Opalis Integration Server.  While Opalis Integration Server comes with many objects out of the box that make data management a breeze, there are opportunities for better data...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the new Service Manager Integration Pack Activities

    *Note that the information in this article is based on the Beta of this Integration Pack and is subject to change.  This information will be refreshed when the Integration Pack is RTM. The table below explains the Activities that are available with the new Opalis 6.3 Integration Pack for Service...
  • Blog Post: How to install Opalis Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console Class and Rule definitions

    The Opalis Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console requires that new classes and rules be incorporated into IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console to function properly. This article will review how to install the required rules and classes. More Information The IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console application...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the new Data Protection Manager Integration Pack Activities

    *Note that the information in this article is based on the Beta of this Integration Pack and is subject to change.  This information will be refreshed when the Integration Pack is RTM. The table below explains the Activities that are available with the new Opalis 6.3 Integration Pack for Data Protection...
  • Blog Post: QIK Video Tutorials

    Charles Joy has created a 3-pack of QIK video tutorials that are worth a watch if you are looking for ways of building new Integration Packs for Opalis. Check it out! http://blogs.technet.com/b/charlesjoy/archive/2010/06/09/quick-integration-kit-video-tutorial-series.aspx
  • Blog Post: So what’s the deal with Opalis 3rd party Integration Packs?

    Wondering why your favorite 3rd party Opalis Integration Pack isn’t being updated?  Well rest assured that it probably is, according to Adam Hall, Sr. Technical Product Manager for Opalis.  Check out his notes on the topic and send him some feedback on any IP you’re waiting to be updated over...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the new Configuration Manager Integration Pack Activities

    *Note that the information in this article is based on the Beta of this Integration Pack and is subject to change. This information will be refreshed when the Integration Pack is RTM. The table below explains the Activities that are available with the new Opalis 6.3 Integration Pack for Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Opalis – Add a User to a Service Manager Review Activity

    This scenario came through my inbox recently, and what looked like a fairly straight forward runbook turned out to have a couple of gotcha’s in it. The scenario requested was to pick up the affected user of a Change Request, and make them part of the approval process.  In Service Manager, this means...
  • Blog Post: Fix: Error "Could not load file or assembly" when integrating Opalis with System Center Operations Manager 2007

    After importing the Operations Manager Integration Pack for Opalis and attempting to build a workflow using one of the related Objects included with the Integration Pack, the following exception may be raised: "Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager, Version...
  • Blog Post: A couple new Opalis Integration Packs are available

    In cased you missed it, our very own Charles Joy  just announced some recent additions to the Opalis CodePlex site .  Since they are CodePlex releases they fall into that “no warranty, no support, use at your own risk” type of category but for those of you trailblazing with Opalis you may just...
  • Blog Post: Trouble Making the Connection to OpsMgr, VMM? Don't forget WinRM.

    Sometimes we all forget to "RTFM". Some of us think we have stuff all configured right, but for some reason things aren't working. One example is when trying to install and use the Operations Manager or Virtual Machine Manager IPs within Opalis 6.3. I had installed the OpsMgr IP and when to...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Integration Pack now on CodePlex

    Jeffrey Fanjoy has just uploaded an Opalis Integration Pack for SharePoint to the Opalis Community Project on CodePlex The Integration Pack for Microsoft SharePoint enables you to manipulate SharePoint Lists and Libraries (e.g. Document Libraries, Image Libraries etc.) to add, modify and remove entries...