Triggering Automation from Event Logs with Orchestrator and OMS AzureAutomation

I recently hooked my home lab into Microsoft Operations Management Suite (MSOMS or OMS) and have been dabbling in Azure Automation. I wanted to put together some quick examples of triggering automation through event logs in Orchestrator and compare it to OMS with Azure Automation.This is not a super technical deep dive of automation, the …

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Installing and Basic Configuration of Microsoft’s HTML 5 Portal for Service Manager 2012

Microsoft today released their own HTML 5 self-service portal for Service Manager 2012. This is big news as the old portal was to be honest, just awful. It was awful to install, and awful to use and it required its own server. This lead to companies like Cireson and Sylliance creating their own HTML 5 …

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Replicate Spiceworks Hashtags in Service Manager with Orchestrator

I’m not sure if its laziness, a product of being “too busy,” or brilliance but people seem to love Spiceworks hashtag system. For those of you not aware, Spiceworks allows your helpdesk analysts to email the ticketing system with a # and a word or words behind it to automatically have it close and assign …

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Monitoring – Add Untrusted Servers to SCOM 2012 R2 Part 2 – Adding Untrusted Servers

This post will cover the process of adding untrusted servers into your SCOM 2012 R2 environment. This guide is not for adding servers via a Gateway Server, this guide will show you how to add servers on the same network as the SCOM Management Servers but not necessarily trusted by the domain. First, you need …

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Monitoring – Add Untrusted Servers to SCOM 2012 R2 Part 1 – Setup of Management Servers

I was recently at a client who wanted to monitor a bunch of untrusted servers. These servers were not in their new Active Directory domain, many of them, were in fact not in any domain. And they were not in any DMZ, so the Management Servers could see them just fine. Thus no gateway(s) were …

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