With the incredible amount of possibilities available when using System Orchestrator, it can often take a very knowledgeable and complex skill set to get some of the ‘out of the box’ functionality working. This in itself creates barriers to automation and unnecessary complications when trying to support or develop automation runbooks.
To help alleviate this problem we have produced a set of Enhancement Integration Packs which simplify and improve the day to day operation of Orchestrator, developed over time and used daily by our professional services teams both in their daily lives but also with any service engagements they find themselves involved with.
These Integration Packs make Orchestrator automation solutions more scalable, more stable and faster to operate whilst significantly reducing the time required to build complex automation solutions.
This Integration Pack provides significantly improved capabilities and enhanced user experience over the native database activities shipped with Orchestrator. The SQL Server database interactions included range from automatic runbook mapping to running custom SQL queries.
Provides highly customizable objects that allow users to parse, manipulate and compose detailed XML, JSON, HTTP or CSV textual information in a single activity and present each extracted data field as an individual item on the Orchestrator Published Databus.
Provides significantly improved capabilities and enhanced user experience over the native database activities shipped with Orchestrator. The IP for Oracle automatically builds and executes necessary commands, removing the need for knowledge of SQL
One of the challenges of Orchestrator is ‘How do we achieve automation management of the automation tool?’ The Runbook Management IP enables users to stop or start Runbooks within the context of Runbooks, without the need for complex external scripts.
This Integration Pack enables Runbooks to send and retrieve emails, monitor for new email messages and manage existing ones on the email server. It is compatible with servers implementing the standards SMTP, POP3 and IMAP.
Less common or custom systems which Orchestrator cannot access yet can be integrated using this Integration Pack. It allows developers to address systems directly on the transport or the application layer of the network protocol stack, enabling flexible and highly adaptable data exchange.
This Integration Pack contains a number of easy to use activities which enable users to perform a variety of text manipulation tasks, such as splitting, joining and comparing text, which can be very difficult to achieve using Orchestrator’s native Data Manipulation Functions. The results are available on the Published Databus for processing by subsequent Orchestrator activities.
This Integration Pack extends the existing Microsoft System Center 2016 IP functionality to provide additional capabilities commonly requested by Orchestrator users. It enables integration and automation of task with System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Operations Manager.
Documentation of Orchestrator Runbooks is usually part of the development cycle. This utility enables users to document their solution directly from Orchestrator environment. Runbook Surveyor automatically produces a series of Visio Diagrams and a Word Document detailing complete Runbook applications and their configurations.