Integration Pack for System Center Configuration Manager

Applies To: Opalis 6.3

The Integration Pack for System Center Configuration Manager 1.0 is an add-in for Opalis Integration Server 6.3. It enables you to automate actions within Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 such as software and update delivery. In addition, it allows you create and modify collections.

With this integration pack, you can also create workflows that interact with and transfer information to the integration packs for System Center Service Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, System Center Operations Manager, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

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System Requirements

The Integration Pack for System Center Configuration Manager requires the following software to be installed and configured before you deploy the integration. For more information abouthow to install and configure the Opalis Integration Server and System Center Configuration Manager, see the respective product documentation.

  • Opalis Integration Server 6.3

  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RTM (or a later version)

Downloading the Integration Pack

For information about how to download this integration pack, see the Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Release Notes (

Registering and Deploying the Integration Pack

After you download the integration pack file, you must register it with the Opalis management server and then deploy it to Action Servers and Clients. For more information about how to install integration packs, see the "Deploying Hotfixes and Integration Packs" section of the Opalis Integration Server Administrator Guide (

To register and deploy the integration pack

  1. Copy the IP_SystemCenterConfigurationManager_1.0.OIP integration pack file to a location of your choice on the action server that the Opalis Integration Server is running.

  2. Confirm that the file is not set to Read Only as this can prevent unregistering the integration pack at a later date.

  3. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Opalis Software, and then click Opalis Integration Server. Right-click Deployment Manager, and then click Run as Administrator.

  4. In the left pane of the Deployment Manager, expand Management Server, right-click Integration Packs, and then click Register IP with the Management Server. The Integration Pack Registration Wizard opens. Click Next.

  5. In the Integration Pack or Hotfix Selection dialog box, click Add. Locate and select the IP_SystemCenterConfigurationManager_1.0.OIP file that you copied in step 1. Click Open.

  6. Click Finish. The End User Agreement dialog box appears. Click Accept.

    The Log Entries pane will display a confirmation message when the integration pack is successfully registered.

  7. In the left pane, right-click Integration Packs, and then click Deploy IP to Action Server or Client. Select Opalis Integration Pack for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, and then click Next.

  8. Enter the name of an action server or client computer on which you want to deploy the integration pack or click the ellipsis button (…) to browse for computers, click Add, and then click Next.

  9. Select the Installation Configuration options that apply to this deployment, and then click Next.

  10. Click Finish. The Log Entries pane will display a confirmation message when the integration pack is successfully deployed.

Configuring the System Center Configuration Manager Connections

A connection establishes a reusable link between Opalis Integration Server and a Configuration Manager Site Server. You can create as many connections as you need to specify links to multiple servers. You can also create multiple connections to the same Site Server to allow for differences in security permissions for different user accounts.

To set up a System Center Configuration Manager connection

  1. In the Opalis Integration Server client, click the Options menu, and then select System Center Configuration Manager. The System Center Configuration Manager dialog box appears.

  2. On the Connections tab, click Add to begin the connection setup. The Connection Entry dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the connection. This could be the name of the Configuration Manager Site Server, or a descriptive name to distinguish the type of connection.

  4. In the Server box, type the name or IP address of the Configuration Manager computer. If you are using the computer name, you can type the NetBIOS name or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

  5. In the Username and Password boxes, type the credentials that the Opalis Integration Server will use to connect to the Configuration Manager Site Server.

  6. Click Test Connection. When the message "Successfully connected" appears, click OK.

  7. Click OK to close the configuration dialog box, and then click Finish.

See Also


System Center Configuration Manager Objects