Adam Hall, the Technical Product Manager for Opalis has put together an inspiring demo video of using many System Center products together to manage the process of Physical to Virtual (P2V) migrations.  The demo uses Opalis to orchestrate and automate major portions of the process which don’t really require human intervention because they are repeatable, automatable procedures that can be codified in a workflow using the drag and drop designer in Opalis. 

Service Manager is used in this example:

  • as the mechanism for recording the action took place for reporting and auditing purposes
  • tracking the progress of the process throughout
  • for approving the changes at a certain stage in the process. 
  • The workflow will also automatically create incidents in Service Manager if any portion of the automation fails.

Nice work Adam!  I’m loving Opalis’ integration with SCSM and the other System Center products!  Can’t wait until these integration packs are RTM!

Adam’s original post on the Dynamic Data Center (The DDC) blog is here.