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Working with Integration Modules

Updated: April 3, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server

The steps for creating and working with Automation runbooks are different depending on whether you using a management portal or Windows PowerShell. The basic steps for various common operations using both methods are provided in the following sections.

Enumerating Installed Modules

To Get a List of Installed Modules using the management portal

  1. Select the Automation workspace.

  2. If you are using Azure, then select an Automation account.

  3. At the top of the window, click Assets.

  4. Inspect the assets in the list with a Type of Module.

To Get a List of Installed Modules in Service Management Automation using Windows PowerShell

  • The following sample commands retrieve all modules installed in Automation.

    $webServer = 'https://MyWebServer'
    $port = 9090
    Get-SmaModule –WebServiceEndpoint $webServer –Port $port
    

Importing a Module

A module is a compressed file with a .zip extension that contains a folder which includes one of the following file types:

  • A module (psm1 file)

  • A module manifest (psd1 file)

To Import a Module using management portal

  1. Select the Automation workspace.

  2. At the bottom of the window, click Import Module.

  3. Click Browse for File.

  4. Select the module file and click OK.

  5. Click the checkmark button on the dialog box.

To Import a Module in Service Management Automation using Windows PowerShell

  • The following sample commands show how to import a module.

    $webServer = 'https://MyWebServer'
    $port = 9090
    $modulePath = 'C:\Modules\MyModule.psm1'
    Import-SmaModule –WebServiceEndpoint $webServer –Port $port –Path $modulePath
    

Enumerating Activities in a Module

To Get a List of Activities in a Module using management portal

  1. Select the Automation workspace.

  2. If you are using Azure, then select an Automation account.

  3. At the top of the window, click Assets.

  4. Locate the module and select it.

  5. Scroll to the bottom of the Module Details screen and inspect its activities.

  6. Optionally, click the magnifying glass icon to filter for particular activities.

To Get a List of Activities in a Module in Service Management Automation using Windows PowerShell

  1. The following sample commands show how to retrieve the activities in a particular module.

    $webServer = 'https://MyWebServer'
    $port = 9090
    $moduleName = 'MyModule'
    $module = Get-SmaModule –WebServiceEndpoint $webServer –Port $port –Name $moduleName
    $module.Activities
    

To Get a List of Activities in All Modules in Service Management Automation using Windows PowerShell

  • The following sample commands show how to retrieve the activities in all modules installed in Automation.

    $webServer = 'https://MyWebServer'
    $port = 9090
    $modules = Get-SmaModule –WebServiceEndpoint $webServer –Port $port
    $modules | foreach {$_.Activities} | sort Name,ModuleName | ft Name,ModuleName,Description
    

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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