Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: SMA Capabilities in Depth: Scalability and High Availability

    Introduction As a savvy Service Management Automation (SMA) user, you’re probably familiar with the fact that much of what makes SMA great is the fact that it is essentially “PowerShell as a Service.” With SMA, you get access to all that PowerShell goodness, with the added benefits...
  • Blog Post: Authoring Integration Modules for SMA

    Introduction If you’re familiar with Service Management Automation (SMA), you’re probably aware that PowerShell is the fundamental technology that makes SMA so great. But PowerShell itself is great due to its extensibility through PowerShell modules. Since SMA is built on PowerShell, PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Authoring SMA Runbooks in the PowerShell ISE

    While Service Management Automation (SMA) provides a cool web-based runbook authoring experience in the Windows Azure Pack, many folks are more comfortable using a good old-fashioned tool they’re already familiar with to write PowerShell – the Windows PowerShell ISE. While in theory it should...
  • Blog Post: SMA Capabilities in Depth: The SMA PowerShell Module

    By now you’ve probably had a chance to experiment with all the great features of Service Management Automation through the Windows Azure Pack Admin Portal – authoring runbooks and creating assets, starting jobs manually and on schedules, importing integration modules and viewing job output. Now what...
  • Blog Post: Service Management Automation: Integration with Orchestrator

    Service Management Automation (SMA) is a capability in Windows Azure Pack and Orchestrator 2012 R2. Though SMA and Orchestrator are both built for IT process automation, orchestration, and integration, they are in many ways complimentary in their capabilities and use scenarios ( see this post for a discussion...
  • Blog Post: SMA Capabilities in Depth: Runbook Authoring

    Thanks to the new Service Management Automation (SMA) capability of Orchestrator 2012 R2, IT professionals and service admins are now able to automate repetitive, time-consuming, and error-prone tasks that span systems and processes to decrease time to value for their Windows Azure Pack cloud operations...
  • Blog Post: Service Management Automation: Portable Modules – What, Why, and How

    If you’ve started playing around with the new wild and wonderful Service Management Automation (SMA) feature of System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, you may have noticed that the product includes a bunch of PowerShell modules out of the box for you to use in your SMA runbooks. You may also have...