Updated SMA Runbook Toolkit (SMART) download, with new Visualization and Dependency Mapping Tool

The SMA Runbook Toolkit (SMART) has seen multiple component releases so far, and this time we are all bringing them together in a single download package!


This short blog post summarizes the tools included in the package, what has changed since the last update, and links to other blog posts for more information on features and how to use.

Visualization and Dependency Mapping Tool 1.0 – New!

This tool lets you browse SMA Runbooks and export their dependencies to the PowerShell console, Visio, Word and/or Visual Studio. Once runbook dependencies have been computed, the Visual Studio export is particularly fast and has a nice automatic layout in DGML.

This is a new tool in SMART, and you can find more details in the dedicated blog post available here.

Import and Export Tool 1.2 – Updated

The Import and Export Tool created by Jim Britt was the very first entry in the SMA Runbook Toolkit.

In this release, the tool/engine files are unchanged, but we added a graphical user interface to help get started with the tool.

For more details and instructions, you can refer to Jim’s post here, and to the documentation he included in the package. To leverage the new user interface, you just need to right-click SMART-IE-GUI.ps1!

Documentation and Conversion Helper Tool 2.01 – Mostly unchanged


This tool is geared towards Orchestrator users, to help understand current Runbooks, visualize/document them with Visio and/or Word, and also aims to help with moving to SMA concepts.

This release only has a couple lines changed for alignment with other tools and some tips/fixes reported, all listed in the documentation included in the download package. You can also refer to the blog post from the previous release for more details.

We hope you will find these tools useful as you work with Service Management Automation, keep the feedback coming!