What System Center Orchestrator can do for you? Let’s have a look at the runbook and find how it work for your IT work automation.
While you installed SCO you can open a MMC named ‘System Center Orchestrator Runbook Designer’ like this.
Here we suppose that we need monitor the DNS client service on the SCO server. We hope when the service is paused or stopped the SCO server will try to restart it and record the issue to event log.
First, drag the ‘monitor service’ from right ‘Monitoring’ tab.
Double click on it and then input the settings for it.
We set the runbook try to restart the DNS client service after it stopped or paused 10s.
And drag a ‘Send Event Log Message’ from ‘Notification’ tab. Of cause you can use ‘Send Platform Event’ too.
Give the item settings to work.
Link the two items. Notice that, from Monitor Service to Send Event Log Message.
Fill the information for the Runbook and set it to the Runbook servers.
Don’t forget to check in the runbook to server. And you can use ‘System Center Orchestrator Runbook Tester’ to check the whole runbook process.
Click ‘Run’ to run the runbook. 😉
Use ‘Services.msc’ stop the service ‘DNS Client’, and then refresh~ refresh~ refresh~ After almost 10s, you’ll find the DNS Client service be restarted.
And sure, you can find the event log which you set in runbook have been recorded in Event Log.
An otherwise, when you make some change in the runbook, don’t forget check it in. And SCO will record the changes which you made.