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LI-55007 - System Center 2012 Orchestrator

Duration: 3 days
Course Price: $1,785

Software Assurance Eligible

Course Overview
This three-day training course provides students with the knowledge necessary to design, deploy and maintain Microsoft's System Center 2012 Orchestrator. In this training 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 training 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.

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

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.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, students should have technical knowledge in the following areas:

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

Course Length: 3 Days

Topics
Module 1: Introduction to System Center 2012 Orchestrator
After this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the history and evolution of System Center
  • Differentiate between each of the System Center 2012 products
  • Describe System Center 2012 licensing
  • Provide an overview of ITIL and MOF
  • Identify the purpose and function of Orchestrator 2012

Module 1 lessons:
History and Evolution of System Center
System Center 2012 Product Suite
System Center 2012 Licensing
Introducing ITIL and MOF
System Center 2012 Orchestrator

Module 1 labs:
Introducing System Center 2012
Introducing Service Management

Module 2: Design and Deployment Considerations for Orchestrator 2012

At the end of 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 2 lessons:
Preparing to Deploy Orchestrator 2012
Installing Orchestrator 2012
Exploring Orchestrator 2012 Interfaces
Examining Runbook Servers and Global Settings

Module 2 lab:
Touring the Orchestrator 2012 Console and Initial Lab Environment Setup

Module 3: Runbook Configuration Basics
After the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Create, export and import runbooks using the 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 3 lessons:
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

Module 3 lab:
Creating Basic Runbooks

Module 4: Advanced Runbooks and Complex Activities

At the end of 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 the Active Directory Integration Pack
  • Implement activities from the Active Directory Integration Pack
  • Employ command and scripting activities

Module 4 lessons:
Designing Advanced Runbooks
Reviewing Integration Packs
Automating Activities with Active Directory Integration Pack
Implementing Integration Packs
Executing Programs and Scripts using Runbooks

Module 4 lab:
Creating Advanced Runbooks and Complex Activities

Module 5: PowerPivot Reporting
After 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 5 lessons:
Introducing PowerPivot for Excel
Enabling PowerPivot for Reporting

Module 5 lab:
Reporting with Excel PowerPivot

Module 6: Administration, Management and Extensibility
After 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 6 lessons:
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

Module 6 labs:
Completing a Push Install of Runbook Designer and Runbook Server
Preparing for Backup and Restore

Module 7: System Center 2012 Integration (optional)

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe System Center 2012 Integration

Modules 7 Labs:
Setting up the Initial Lab Environment
Creating an Orchestrator 2012 Runbook
Working with Orchestrator System Center Runbooks

Course Overview
This three-day training course provides students with the knowledge necessary to design, deploy and maintain Microsoft's System Center 2012 Orchestrator. In this training 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 training 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.

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

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.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, students should have technical knowledge in the following areas:

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

Course Length: 3 Days

Topics
Module 1: Introduction to System Center 2012 Orchestrator
After this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the history and evolution of System Center
  • Differentiate between each of the System Center 2012 products
  • Describe System Center 2012 licensing
  • Provide an overview of ITIL and MOF
  • Identify the purpose and function of Orchestrator 2012

Module 1 lessons:
History and Evolution of System Center
System Center 2012 Product Suite
System Center 2012 Licensing
Introducing ITIL and MOF
System Center 2012 Orchestrator

Module 1 labs:
Introducing System Center 2012
Introducing Service Management

Module 2: Design and Deployment Considerations for Orchestrator 2012

At the end of 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 2 lessons:
Preparing to Deploy Orchestrator 2012
Installing Orchestrator 2012
Exploring Orchestrator 2012 Interfaces
Examining Runbook Servers and Global Settings

Module 2 lab:
Touring the Orchestrator 2012 Console and Initial Lab Environment Setup

Module 3: Runbook Configuration Basics
After the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Create, export and import runbooks using the 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 3 lessons:
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

Module 3 lab:
Creating Basic Runbooks

Module 4: Advanced Runbooks and Complex Activities

At the end of 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 the Active Directory Integration Pack
  • Implement activities from the Active Directory Integration Pack
  • Employ command and scripting activities

Module 4 lessons:
Designing Advanced Runbooks
Reviewing Integration Packs
Automating Activities with Active Directory Integration Pack
Implementing Integration Packs
Executing Programs and Scripts using Runbooks

Module 4 lab:
Creating Advanced Runbooks and Complex Activities

Module 5: PowerPivot Reporting
After 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 5 lessons:
Introducing PowerPivot for Excel
Enabling PowerPivot for Reporting

Module 5 lab:
Reporting with Excel PowerPivot

Module 6: Administration, Management and Extensibility
After 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 6 lessons:
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

Module 6 labs:
Completing a Push Install of Runbook Designer and Runbook Server
Preparing for Backup and Restore

Module 7: System Center 2012 Integration (optional)

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe System Center 2012 Integration

Modules 7 Labs:
Setting up the Initial Lab Environment
Creating an Orchestrator 2012 Runbook
Working with Orchestrator System Center Runbooks

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