System Center Orchestrator 2012 Integration Pack for VMware, IBM and Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus

The availability of 2 updated Integration Packs (IPs) for System Center Orchestrator is announced today as of June 29th.“We have published the updated IPs for IBM Netcool and VMware vSphere which are available for immediate download by clicking the links.”The integration pack for VMware vSphere is an add-on for System Center Orchestrator 2012 that assists […]

The availability of 2 updated Integration Packs (IPs) for System Center Orchestrator is announced today as of June 29th.

“We have published the updated IPs for IBM Netcool and VMware vSphere which are available for immediate download by clicking the links.”

The integration pack for VMware vSphere is an add-on for System Center Orchestrator 2012 that assists you in automating actions in VMware vSphere, enabling full management of your virtualized computing infrastructure.

This version of the integration pack for VMware for vSphere contains new activities, new features, and enhancements.

This integration pack includes the following new features:

  • The Get Hosts activity now returns, in the published data, the state of the Host in the cluster, such as running or maintenance mode.
  • The Clone VM activity now does not show the datastore or hosts in object's subscription list which aren’t available. Previously all datastores / hosts were returned, now only the available ones are returned.
  • New timeout field added to the options menu for all VMware vSphere activities. If no value is given, this will default to 100 seconds.
  • Support added for ESX 4.1 and as a result adding support for Windows 7 Guest Operating Systems as well as other operating systems, as below:
  • The 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7
  • The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2
  • The 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista

The Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus is an add-on for System Center Orchestrator 2012 that enables you to automate responses to alerts raised within IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus. You can combine these automated responses, or activities, with the standard activities found in Orchestrator.

This integration pack supports the following new features:

  • Activities support connection to IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus v7.3
  • All activities can connect to the Netcool Object Server using an SSL Connection.
  • All features now use the same logging framework. There is no longer a requirement for Java specific logging information.
  • All activities now publish UTC fields in two formats; the original long timestamp (1269986359), and the OIS standard format (M/d/yyyy h:m:s tt).

You can find more information about System Center Orchestrator 2012 Integration Pack for VMware vSphere here, and System Center Orchestrator 2012 Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus here.

[Source: System Center Orchestrator Team Blog]