The Orchestrator system requires Integration Packs to extend its ability to connect and interact with other environments. To do this, three things must happen
· Integration Pack Downloaded
· Integration Pack Imported
· Integration Pack Published to Runbook Server
Integration packs are found available from Technet.Microsoft.com, Orchestrator.Codeplex.com and various other locations including physical media. They will have a file extension of .OIP.
(Some Orchestrator Integration Pack Trivial Pursuit. If you rename a .OIP file .ZIP you will find it is an archive containing an MSI file, an XML file and CAP file)
To import an Integration Pack after obtaining from its source location you must launch the
“System Center 2012 Orchestrator Deployment Manager”
Once launched you need to Right click on “Integration Packs” and choose “Register IP with the Orchestrator Management Server”
Follow the Step by Step Wizard. Click “Next” on the “Integration Pack Registration Wizard” screen.
On the “Integration Pack or Hotfix Selection” screen click on “Add”
In the File browsing window, browse to the location of an Orchestrator Integration Pack which you would like to import into the system. (As in the Example Below, “ActiveDirectory”). Click “Open” to select and Import it.
You will then see the available Integration Pack added and available for Import. Click “Next” to continue.
Click “Finish” to finalize the process. At this point, if you any reason you do NOT wish to add this Integration Pack you can click “Cancel” on the “Completing Integration Pack Registration Wizard”
The Integration Pack will now appear under the list of “Integration Packs” in “System Center 2012 Orchestrator Deployment Manager”
To make the pack available for use you must Deploy it. Right click on the Integration Pack in the list of available Integration Packs and choose “Deploy IP to Runbook Server or Runbook Designer…”
Click “Next” on the “Integration Pack Deployment Wizard”
Left click on the checkbox for the Integration Pack(s) you wish to Deploy to the Runbook Server or Runbook Designer. Click “Next” to continue.
On the next script, left click on the “…” button to browse the Runbook server name *OR* you can directly the computer name you wish to the Deploy to in the available box.
Once you have added the Runbook Server or Runbook Designer(s) to your list click “Next” to continue
The next screen will allow you to decide on when this Deployment should happen and in what manner
By default, deploying an Integration Pack to a Runbook Server will STOP all Runbooks to deploy the new configuration. If needed, this push can be scheduled by clicking “Schedule Installation” which will delay the stopping of the Runbooks until that time.
The alternate is to just push the Integration Pack(s) and select the second option “Install the Integration Packs or Hotfixes with stopping the runbooks….” This may, depending upon the Integration Pack or Hotfix, require you to restart the machine to allow the change to take place.
Click “Finish” to Complete the Deployment of the Integration Pack(s). If at this time you need to abort this process, click on “Cancel”
At this point the Integration Packs are now Deploying to your Runbook Server
If you would like to which systems are operating with a particular Integration Pack, Right Click on the Integration Pack in the “System Center 2012 Orchestrator Deployment Manager” console and choose “Properties”
Click on the “Integration Pack” tab
In the following window click “Resolve”. Resolve may take some time to verify which Runbook Server and Runbook Designer(s) have this particular pack. It will list them all in the window labelled “Computers where Integration Pack is installed.”
If you ever need to remove an Integration Pack from a Runbook Server or Runbook Designer you can Right click on the Integration Pack while viewing the Runbook Server in “System Center 2012 Orchestrator Deployment Manager”, then choose “Uninstall Integration Pack or Hotfix…”
You can also remove the Integration Pack directly on the Runbook Server or Runbook Designer under “Programs and Features” and remove as you would normally uninstall an application from a Workstation or Server.
You can remove or “Unregister” an Integration Pack from the Orchestrator Management Server you must. You must use the “System Center 2012 Orchestrator Deployment Manager”. Left click on “Integration Packs”. In the list in the right hand window, Right click on the Integration you wish to remove (For Example, ActiveDirectory).