55007 - System Center 2012 Orchestrator

Reference 55007

Length 3 Days

Modality Formations catalogue


SKU: 55007 Categories: ,

target Objectives

Explain the role of Orchestrator 2012 and the entire System Center suite
Provide an overview of ITIL and MOF
Install and configure Orchestrator 2012
Customize, optimize and scale Orchestrator 2012
Implement runbook automation for native Windows processes
Develop advanced runbooks using real-world scenarios
Implement integration packs for other System Center and Microsoft products
Implement configuration of error-handling and log monitoring
Implement disaster recovery methods
Implement maintenance and troubleshooting steps in Orchestrator 2012

tablet Prerequistes

Technical knowledge in the following areas:
Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
Experience with PowerShell,SQL Server,Excel PivotTables and Opalis Integration Server helpful
Knowledge of the product(s) and function(s) that they plan to automate with Orchestrator 2012
Familiarity with administration of other System Center 2012 products helpful

check Description

This three-day course provides students with the knowledge necessary to design, deploy, and maintain Microsoft’s System Center 2012 Orchestrator. In this course, students are introduced to the various System Center products, and then learn how Orchestrator 2012 is architected and deployed within the Systems Center suite. In addition, this course includes automation of processes designed to address various scenarios, which may be encountered in the business computing environment. Upon course completion, students will have the skills necessary to manage Orchestrator 2012 for maximum business benefit. This course incorporates hands-on learning opportunities, so students can practice applying business solutions to real-world scenarios.

check user Audience profile

This course is designed for IT professionals who already have prerequisite technical knowledge of the systems they want to manage with Orchestrator 2012.. This course is also for IT professionals who need to understand the critical components of the systems that might require automation.

Discover lesson plan

Module 1: Introduction to the System Center 2012 Orchestrator


History and Evolution of System Center
System Center 2012 Product Suite
System Center 2012 Licensing
Introducing ITIL and MOF
System Center 2012 Orchestrator
Lab : Introducing System Center 2012

Lab : Introducing Service Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the history and evolution of System Center
Differentiate between each of the Systems Center 2012 products
Describe System Center 2012 Licensing
Provide an overview of ITIL and MOF
Identify the purpose and function of Orchestrator 2012
Module 2: Design and Deployment Considerations for Orchestrator 2012


Preparing to Deploy Orchestrator 2012
Installing Orchestrator 2012
Exploring Orchestrator 2012 Interfaces
Examining Runbook Servers and Global Settings
Lab : Touring the Orchestrator 2012 Console and Initial Lab Environment Setup

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan an Orchestrator 2012 deployment
Identify system requirements of Orchestrator 2012
Explain and customize Orchestrator 2012 installation options
Prepare Windows firewall
Navigate Orchestrator 2012 user interfaces
Determine performance capacity of Orchestrator 2012 roles
Configure user security
Define and configure server properties and global settings
Module 3: Runbook Configuration Basics


Creating Runbooks
Creating Standard Activities
Working with Monitors, Links and Junctions
Analyzing Data Using the Orchestrator Data Bus
Stepping Through Runbooks with the Tester
Exporting and Importing Runbooks
Lab : Creating Basic Runbooks

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create, export and import runbooks using Runbook Designer
Automate basic processes using standard activities
Describe what the data bus is and show how to link activities through subscriptions
Test and deploy runbooks
Module 4: Advanced Runbooks and Complex Activities


Designing Advanced Runbooks
Reviewing Integration Packs
Automating Activities with Active Directory Integration Pack
Implementing Integration Packs
Executing Programs and Scripts using Runbooks
Lab : Creating Advanced Runbooks and Complex Activitie

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain and configure counters, schedules and variables
Create complex runbooks using multiple activities and data bus subscriptions
Download and configure integration packs
Integrate Orchestrator 2012 with Active Directory
Deploy and configure Active Directory Integration Pack
Implement activities from the Active Directory Integration Pack
Employ command and scripting activities
Module 5: PowerPivot Reporting


Introducing PowerPivot for Excel
Enabling PowerPivot for Reporting
Lab : Reporting with Excel PowerPivot

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain what a PivotTables is and its benefits
Enable PowerPivot for Excel 2013
Create relationships and PivotTables
Use PowerPivot for Orchestrator 2012 reporting
Module 6: Administration, Management and Extensibility


Determining Fault Tolerance
Optimizing Performance and Capacity
Installing with Command Line and Console Push
Preparing for Disaster Recovery
Upgrading from Opalis and Migrating Runbooks
Utilizing the Orchestrator Integration Toolkit
Lab : Completing a Push Install of Runbook Designer and Runbook Server

Lab : Preparing for Backup and Restore

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Determine high availability and fault tolerance for Orchestrator 2012 roles
Deploy additional servers for increased capacity
Describe automated server deployment
Plan for disaster recovery
Upgrade from Opalis Integration Server
Use the Orchestrator Integration Kit to customize integration packs
Module 7: System Center 2012 Integration (optional)

Lab : Setting up the Initial Lab Environment

Lab : Creating an Orchestrator 2012 Runbook

Lab : Working with Orchestrator System Center Runbooks

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe System Center 2012 Integration