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MS-55007 - System Center 2012 Orchestrator


Duration: 3 Days




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Course Information

Course 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. 

Course Objectives

​After completing this course, students will be able to:

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

Course Audience

​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.

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

Course Prerequisites

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