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  • Blog Post: Creating Monitoring Processes in Service Management Automation

    As an Orchestrator user excited to start using Service Management Automation, you’re probably used to monitoring activities from Orchestrator, and are wondering how you can do similar monitoring in SMA. Today I’ll talk about a new runbook you can use as a platform for building monitoring...
  • Blog Post: The new SMA Runbook Toolkit - with new Visualization and Dependency Mapping Tool

    Just wanted to make sure everyone's aware of the new great tool the folks over at the Microsoft Building Clouds blog have released. This week, another tool was added to the amazing SMA Runbook Toolkit (SMART). This tool lets you browse SMA Runbooks and visualize their dependencies in the PowerShell...
  • 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: SMA Capabilities in Depth: Assets

    Posted on behalf of Ravi Kiran Chintalapudi, Senior Program Manager, Automation & Integration In this blog, I will discuss why Automation Assets are available in Service Management Automation (SMA) and how they add value to Windows PowerShell. . For details on how to create and use assets in SMA...