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  • Triggering Opalis Workflows Using Complex Schedules

    I answered my first Opalis question in the forums today. And sure enough, it’s something that would make a good article. The reason is because in describing Opalis workflows, sometimes it’s helpful to see an actual picture of the workflow and how it’s...
  • Working with the Quick Integration Kit (QIK)

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)  ...
  • Data Manipulation Functions

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)  ...
  • Global Settings

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)  ...
  • Workflow Control

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)  ...
  • Workflows running on Testing Console but not on Action Server?

    Here’s a question we received recently about using PowerShell inside Opalis workflows that I thought might be useful for everyone: >>>>> I’ve got a PowerShell script that I’m executing – it’s the sum total of three lines and is about...
  • Working with the Remote Trigger

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)  ...
  • New Opalis KB Article: Opalis Integration Server Client becomes unresponsive when navigating to one or more specific policies

    (reposting from JC Hornbeck's post) Here's another new Opalis KB article you might want to be aware of.  With this issue, when navigating to one or more specific policies using the Opalis Integration Server Client, the client becomes unresponsive...
  • 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...
  • Overview of Opalis Integration Server connectivity requirements

    This article outlines the connectivity requirements for the various Opalis Integration Server components to interact with each other.  If firewalls exist between the various components, rules may need to be introduced in your environment in order...
  • Virtual Machine Provisioning

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)  ...
  • Opalis 6.3: Running PowerShell scripts on 64-Bit Operating Systems

    Last week I posted about using a PowerShell script to automate VM cluster maintenance , and talked about how the VMM PowerShell snap-in is 64-bit, while Opalis is 32-bit (and therefore runs PowerShell in 32-bit mode). I thought I would take a second and...
  • Workflow Authoring Examples and Samples

    The Opalis team is providing some sample Workflows (policies) for customers and partners to help you get started in creating your own workflows in Opalis Integration Server. These Workflows are a combination of Foundation Activities as well as Activities...
  • MS SQL Server Dump / Copy / Load

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)  ...
  • Opalis 6.3: Getting Started with the Configuration Manager IP

    Opalis 6.3 introduces four new System Center Integration Packs (for SCCM, SCSM, SCVMM, and SCDPM) and updates the existing OpsMgr IP. We'll be posting a number of deep dives into the different Integration Packs to show some of the scenarios we used in...
  • Working with Databases

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)  ...
  • Working with XML

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity. (See the legal notice here) ...
  • Active Directory User Onboarding

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)  ...
  • Working with Remedy

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)  ...
  • Microsoft SQL Server Cluster Patching

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)  ...
  • Active Directory Password Reset Policy

    Caution Test the script(s), processes and/or data file(s) thoroughly in a test environment, and customize them to meet the requirements of your organization before attempting to use it in a production capacity.  (See the legal notice here)  ...
  • Opalis 6.3: CMDB Automation with System Center Service Manager and Opalis

    You shouldn’t be shocked to discover that System Center Service Manager has a CMDB. A CMDB is at the beating heart of any Service Desk solution… a very basic definition of Change Management is the process which maintains the CMDB. Service...
  • Error "Export failure _com_error, Unspecified error, -2147467259" in Opalis Integration Server Client when exporting policies

    When attempting to export a large structure of Policies and/or Global Resources (Variables, Counters, Schedules and Computer Groups), the following error is returned in the Opalis Integration Server Client: "Export operation failed. Please see the...
  • Exploring VMM Live Migration as part of a patching workflow

    This post goes under the heading "Sometimes you have to learn the hard way"… or maybe "you don't know what you don't know". As I was building the workflows for patching VMM Clusters using Opalis and the Configuration Manager Integration...
  • 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...