Jim Pitts and I presented a session at Tech Ed Europe 2010 last week on how to use Service Manager and Opalis together to automate the process of provisioning VMs. The session was the #4 rated session for the entire event last time I checked. Apparently people really like this integration and the power of Opalis + SCSM (because a score that high is certainly not reflective of our presentation skills! )! Since it was such a hit we decided to record it again and post it here on the blog so everybody could see it.
In this demo we show how you can automate the provisioning of Virtual Machines using Service Manager to control the automated part of the process and using Opalis to do the automated provisioning of the VMs via SCVMM. This pattern of creating automation can be repeated over an over to automate all kinds of other things like:
The pattern is this:
Here’s the demo video:
Customizing Service Manager and Opalis from Adam Hall on Vimeo.
Note: there is even a (intentional ?) chance to see how to debug a workflow when there is a mistake in the workflow.
P.S. – check out Ander’s recent blog post on SCSM + Opalis to automate the creation of new users in AD:
Huge thanks to Adam Hall and Sean Christensen for taking the time to capture this demo video again and encode and post it for us!
Cool demo video guy's! Kudo's to Travis, Jim, Sean & Adam ;-) PS: Great acting skills :-p
Yes, I can confirm that the score definitely also relates to the presentation skills of you guys ;-) Thanks for the video..
This was awesome! If you want to know how to do this with VMware vCenter - I did a write up on it on my blog using what Travis and Jim did here as the template:
Kindly share Automate VM Provisioning with system center service manager 2012 sp1 and system center Orchestrator 2012 sp1.