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FTP Integration Pack for Orchestrator in System Center 2012 SP1

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

Integration packs are add-ons for Orchestrator, a component of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), that can help you optimize IT operations across heterogeneous environments. You can design runbooks in Orchestrator that use activities performed by other System Center components, other Microsoft products, and by third party products. The Integration Pack for FTP enables you to automate FTP operations which include creating a folder, deleting a file or folder, downloading, uploading, file and folder listing and synchronization.

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System Requirements

The Integration Pack for FTP requires the following software to be installed and configured prior to implementing the integration. For more information about installing and configuring Orchestrator and FTP, refer to the respective product documentation.

  • Orchestrator in System Center 2012 SP1

  • FTP server

Download the Integration Pack

To download the FTP integration pack, see the Download Center site.

Register and Deploy the Integration Pack

After you download the integration pack file, you must register it with the Orchestrator management server and then deploy it to runbook servers and Runbook Designers. For the procedures on installing integration packs, see How To Install an Integration Pack.

Configuring the FTP Connections

A connection establishes a reusable link between Orchestrator and an FTP server. You can create as many connections as you require specifying links to multiple FTP servers. You can also create multiple connections to the same server to allow for differences in security permissions for different user accounts.

To set up an FTP connection

  1. In the Orchestrator Runbook Designer, click Options, and then click FTP. The FTP dialog box appears.

  2. On the Configurations tab, click Add to begin the connection setup. The Add Configuration dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the connection. This can be the name of the FTP server, or a descriptive name to distinguish the type of connection.

  4. In the Type box, click the … button and select a configuration type.

  5. In the Connection Type box, click the … button and select a connection type.

  6. In the Transfer Type (FTP) box, click the … button and select a transfer type. This configuration property applies to FTP only. This property can be left empty when the connection type is SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).

    noteNote
    Orchestrator does not support SFTP on computers that run Windows.

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

  8. In the Port box, type the port number for the selected connection type.

  9. In the Username and Password boxes, type the credentials that Orchestrator will use to connect to the FTP server.

  10. In the Timeout box, type the amount of time in seconds before an FTP operation will time out.

  11. In the Certificate Path (FTP) box, type the path to a certificate. This configuration property applies to FTP only. This configuration property is optional and can be left empty.

  12. In the Certificate Password (FTP) box, type the password for the certificate. This configuration property applies to FTP only. This configuration property is optional and can be left empty.

  13. In the HTTP Proxy Server (FTP) box, type the name of IP address of the HTTP proxy server. If you are using the computer name, you can type the NetBIOS name or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN). This configuration property applies to FTP only. This configuration property is optional and can be left empty.

  14. In the HTTP Proxy Port (FTP) box, type the port number for the HTTP proxy server. This configuration property applies to FTP only. This configuration property is optional and can be left empty.

  15. In the HTTP Proxy Username (FTP) and HTTP Proxy Password (FTP), type the credentials that Orchestrator will used to connect to the HTTP proxy server. This configuration property applies to FTP only. This configuration property is optional and can be left empty.

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

 
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