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Dynamic Service Manager CMDB with System Center Orchestrator

One thing you have to keep in mind with Private Cloud Computing is the fact that requirements for CMDB change dramatically. Not only that your CMDB needs to manage new classes (e.g. Virtualization Hosts, Hypervisors, Guests, Clouds etc.) and Relationships … Continue reading

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Self Service Software Ordering (using SCSM, SCCM and SCO)

This is something I hear a lot: customers want their end users to be able to order new software for their computers using a self service portal. As soon as the request is approved (if an approval is needed may depend … Continue reading

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News in SCSM12 (Beta) #8 – Permissions for triggering System Center Orchestrator runbooks

This question comes up a lot: “What permissions are needed to trigger runbooks in System Center Orchestrator?” Sure, you can give all service accounts administrative permissions on all components and that would work somehow, but this is not really what … Continue reading

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News in SCSM12 (Beta) #7 – Connectors

To use Service Manager you first have to generate objects in the CMDB. To quickly fill the Configuration Database with lots of objects from good quality, SM12 offers different connectors. This concept is not new to SM12, but there are new … Continue reading

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News in SCSM12 (Beta) #3 – Automation of Service Requests

In my last blog post I talked about the new Service Request Work Item type and how to use them. Service Requests are great, but it would be even cooler to automate the IT processes behind it. This is possible when … Continue reading

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SCO (System Center Orchestrator) 2012 Beta 1 – Overview

The next Release of Service Manager (SCSM 2012) will be available around end 2011. To drive automation to the next level, SCSM 2012 will contain a connector to System Center Orchestrator 2012 (today known as “Microsoft Opalis”) that allows us … Continue reading

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