Install SMA on Server 2016 Core – Step by Step

I’ve been doing some investigation into the different situations you use configuration management vs orchestration recently. A tool I’ve been looking into for orchestrating support processes, common tasks and automating fixes is Service Management Automation (SMA). It is essentially Azure Automation for the private cloud and with everything Microsoft these days, Azure Automation/SMA are of course PowerShell based and PowerShell is pretty much the best.

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Install SMA on Server 2016 Core – Step by Step

Lab Automation with System Center VMM – Part 1 (Creating a VM Template)

So the last few weeks have been fun… Getting sick myself, dealing with family sickness and a rush of projects before the end of the year have left me with little time to work on personal projects. However, I’ve pulled myself together to work another of my project ideas.

Lately, I’ve focused a lot on PowerShell and Configuration Management tools and I haven’t really given System Center much attention. I’ve started to write a Lab automation tool using PowerShell, but my company uses System Center, so I thought I’d look into the suite, primarily SCVMM, for deploying Lab environments internally.

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Lab Automation with System Center VMM – Part 1 (Creating a VM Template)