Yearly Archives: 2013

Cloud Computing Format War

I recently published a whitepaper up to TechNet gallery comparing the cloud computing strategies of Microsoft and VMWare. The paper is available at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/The-Cloud-Computing-Format-47238f53 Here is a quick excerpt: A growing number of enterprises have begun to consider how “cloud

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Windows Azure Pack

With the forthcoming R2 release of Server 2012 Microsoft will be releasing functionality it has created in its Public Windows Azure offering. This is huge for companies trying to develop private cloud strategies. At the moment there is a good

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Start or Stop all Monitor Runbooks in Folders

I have just put together a 4th script for manipulating monitor runbooks through the Orchestrator web service. As always, the Module and associated example scripts are available up at https://scorch.codeplex.com/releases/view/107858. Instead of just dropping the script on my blog and

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PowerShell script to check monitor Status

In our environment we have a Runbook folder structure that says if you have a monitor Runbook and you want it to be running in our Production environment it must be placed in a root folder under the \Production folder.

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Orchestrator Web Service PowerShell CMDLet Library

I have just put the finishing touches on a PowerShell library for manipulating the Orchestrator web service. The cmdlets are available at https://scorch.codeplex.com/releases/view/107858 and the following functions are exposed Get-SCOEvent Start-SCORunbook Stop-SCOJob Get-SCOMonitorRunbook Get-SCOSubfolder Get-SCORunbookServer Get-SCOJob New-SCOWebserverURL Get-SCORunbook Each function

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Parse Orchestrator Export

I am happy to report that the Parse Orchestrator Export tool is now available for public consumption! This has been a back burner project for me for quite a while now and is actually one of a suite of projects

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Bulk Set Orchestrator Max Policy Requests

In orchestrator there is a concept of ‘Max Policy Requests’ per Runbook that you create. The idea is to allow you to control how many instances can be ‘inside’ any given Runbook at one time. There are many reasons to

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