System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta

Orchestrator is a critical component in the System Center 2012 release, providing the Process Automation capability to our customers and giving them 3 key benefits:

· Optimizes existing datacenter investments by integrating, extending, and interoperating with heterogeneous tools and systems.

· Helps deliver flexible and reliable datacenter services by orchestrating process workflows  across multi-disciplinary process silos

· Lowers costs and improves predictability by automating private cloud scenarios to reduce manual error-prone activities


following features for the beta:

· New unified installer experience based on System Center best practices

· New REST based web service supporting OData to enable easy management of the Orchestrator runtime environment

· New Orchestration Console web portal for IT operators to monitor and control Runbooks in their environment

· Updated cryptography and security model based on Microsoft best practices allowing for centralized security management.

· Rebranding of the product to represent the Microsoft System Center brand

· Significant improvements to security based on Microsoft SDL best practices

· Remediation / Removal of 3rd party code (no java requirements for Orchestrator 2012)

· Delivery of VMWare VSphere & IBM Netcool Integration packs



How to get involved:

You can install the product from the download center (should be live in the next few hours)

Learn about using the product at

Read about usage scenarios on

Download existing Opalis SC integration packs and Opalis SDK (Quick Integration Kit)

Download and contribute to the community at

Send feedback on