This course teaches administrators how to automate the monitoring and deployment of data center resources using Orchestrator 2016. Instructor Daniel Lachance begins with a discussion of Orchestrator components and interactions, and walks through the installation of an Orchestrator environment. Then he explores Runbook Designer, the tool for creating various automation solutions related to file management, user onboarding, and more. Follow along and learn how to create your own runbooks with this integral tool, and optimize and reduce your workload.
- Understanding the Orchestrator architecture: from database to console
- Planning an Orchestrator deployment
- Verifying the installation
- Exploring Runbook Designer
- Creating runbooks
Skill Level Beginner
- I'm Dan LaChance. Have you ever performed repetitive system admin tasks over and over again? Well unless you're new to IT, you probably have. The problem is that this is monotonous. It can lead to errors and it takes way more time than it needs to. And this is where System Center Orchestrator comes in. And we're going to talk about how Orchestrator uses Runbooks to automate repetitive tasks, which in turn increases efficiently while decreasing human error. And in the end, this means saving the organization money over time.
Now you may wonder what types of tasks can be automated with Orchestrator. It's a big umbrella, from monitoring services on hosts, checking free disk space, automating active directory tasks, deploying resources into various types of clouds, and the list goes on and on. So we'll start by going over the various Orchestrator components and how they interact together, followed by actually installing the product. Next, we'll focus on the Runbook designer tool. This is where Runbooks are created and tested.
Finally, we'll take a look at some common use cases for Runbooks, and we'll actually build the Runbooks to address these automation needs. I hope you'll join me to learn about System Center Orchestrator and how it can save your organization time and money.