Deploying Virtual Machines in Azure using Service Manager and SMA Part II

This is the 2nd post in a 3-part series on deploying VMs in Azure using System Center Service Manager and Service Management Automation (SMA). In this post we’ll cover deploying your Azure VM using PowerShell and SMA. Part I: Preparing your VM for upload, uploading it to Azure, and configuring Azure Part II: Deploying your…

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Deploying Virtual Machines in Azure using Service Manager and SMA Part I

Earlier this year I worked with Brad Watts on some automation: Deploying Virtual Machines in Azure using the Service Manager Self-Service Portal. Our primary VM deployment mechanism was System Center Orchestrator. I decided to do something similar using Service Management Automation (SMA). This series of posts will take you through uploading a custom VM to…

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Update the Request Action Log in Service Manager from SMA

Almost a month ago I posted on Updating the Request Action Log in Service Manager from Orchestrator. I thought it might be helpful to also post how to do this from PowerShell so it can be used with Service Management Automation (SMA). To do this straight from PowerShell you can call the following script, ex:…

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Converting Times from One Time Zone to Another Time Zone in PowerShell

I was doing some work with Service Manager and Orchestrator over the last few weeks and ran into a situation where I had to convert a time in a database to another time zone in PowerShell. I found lots of examples on doing this from the current time to another time zone but I didn’t…

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