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22
Apr

Using Orchestrator Variables

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One of the great many features of System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 is the ability to create reusable “Variables”. Now I use the term Variable loosely given what I am about to talk about is really static values that you as an administrator define. The reality is they are more a constant in scripting terms […]

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15
Apr

SCOM: SQL Browser Service Monitoring MPs

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I’m currently working with a client on an Operations Manager engagement. A few days ago, we were discussing their monitoring requirements for SQL Server, which included monitoring the status of the SQL Browser service. I didn’t know for certain off the top of my head whether or not the official SQL management packs included monitoring […]

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08
Apr

Installing Updates with Orchestrator

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I have recently been working on a few projects where I have been working on patching solutions with either Orchestrator or SMA. It is almost impossible to discuss patching in Orchestrator without referencing Neal’s cluster patching runbooks.  Neal did a great job of putting together a sample on how to patch clusters.  One thing I […]

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