Orchestrator uses runbooks as visual representations of your data center operation procedures. The following table describes the tasks you can accomplish when you use each runbook feature.

For additional help, please refer to the on-line documentation for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator.

Tasks Runbook Features

Learn the runbook building blocks.


Smart Link Properties

Activity Looping Properties

Transform string data into meaningful formats.

Data Manipulation

Manage multiple computers.

Using Computer Groups with Runbooks

Match a string to a pattern.

Using Regular Expressions

Check for a value or modify the status of a value.

Using Counters

Schedule runbooks.

Using Schedules

Specify values or manage values.

Creating and Using Variables

Publish data between activities.

Published Data