Runbooks are comprised of one or more activities. Activities can result in data output that is placed on the Orchestrator data bus, which can then be consumed by subsequent activities. Find out why the data bus is crucial with information sharing in Orchestrator.
- [Instructor] In this video…I'll talk about the orchestrator data bus.…The data bus component is used to pass data…between runbook activities.…So a single runbook might consist of multiple activities…where data needs to be shared between those activities.…So runbooks are executed on runbook servers.…And when they do execute they spawn an instance…of PolicyModule.exe that you would see running as a process…on that host.…The data bus is actually a component…of the PolicyModule.exe instance while it's running.…
Runbook activity output…gets fed into the data bus automatically…and subsequent activities can then consume this as input.…But the data bus gets removed from memory…when the runbook execution completes.…Now if we were to look at this visually…we would start with our data bus at the bottom.…When we begin the execution of a runbook…if we've got an activity called activity one,…then it would publish data to the data bus.…Then activity two could consume that data from the bus…and in return might also publish data back to it.…
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
1. Orchestrator Architecture
2. Orchestrator Installation
3. Orchestrator Runbook Designer
4. Runbook Design
5. Runbook Creation
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