Glossary for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator


Updated: May 13, 2016

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

activityA single task in a runbook that performs a specific function.
check inTo save the changes in a runbook to the database.
check outTo allow edits to a runbook.
counterA global integer variable that is used in a runbook.
data busA mechanism in Orchestrator that passes information from one activity in a runbook to another activity.
instanceA unique occurrence of a runbook that is running on a runbook server.
integration packA collection of custom activities that is specific to a product or a technology.
IPSee Other Term: integration pack
jobA request to run a runbook.
junctionA runbook activity that synchronizes multiple branches of a runbook.
management serverThe communication layer between the Runbook Designer and the deployment manager to the database.
monitorAn activity that continuously runs and that initiates a runbook when the monitor matches the criteria that you specify.
OITSee Other Term: Orchestrator Integration Toolkit
Orchestration consoleA web-based console that you can use to start, stop, and view information about runbooks.
orchestration databaseThe Oracle or SQL Server database where configuration information, runbooks, and logs are stored.
Orchestrator Integration ToolkitA set of software tools that you can use to create custom integration packs.
Published DataThe data that is published to the databus from each activity in a runbook.
runbookThe sequence of activities that orchestrate actions on computers and networks.
Runbook DesignerThe tool that is used by designers to create, modify, and deploy runbooks.
runbook serverThe server that runs the service that manages runbooks and communicates with the orchestration database.
Runbook TesterThe tool that is used to test and validate runbooks.
scheduleThe global settings that you can use to define a set of date and time criteria for a runbook.
smart linkThe connection between two activities in a runbook.
standard activityThe set of activities that is included with the standard installation of Orchestrator.
subscribeTo request data from the data bus.
variableA global value that is used to define a frequently used setting, such as a directory path to common files or server names.