Microsoft 55007 – System Center 2012 Orchestrator

In this course you will design, deploy and maintain Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator. You will also learn about System Center products, how Orchestrator 2012 is architected and deployed and how to automate processes to adress various scenarios which can be encountered in the business environment.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at IT professionals that are responsible for managing Orchestrator 2012 and IT professionals responsible for automating their systems.

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Role of Orchestrator 2012 and the entire System Center suite
  • 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


Students need to have:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Experience with PowerShell, SQL Server, Excel PivotTables, and Opalis Integration Server
  • Knowledge of the product(s) and function(s) that you plan to automate with Orchestrator 2012
  • Familiarity with administration of other System Center 2012 products
Course outline

Course Outline

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

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