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Runbook Designer

CFreemanwa|Last Updated: 10/18/2016

Applies To: System Center 2016 - Orchestrator

The Runbook Designer is the tool that you use to create, manage, and run runbooks in System Center 2016 - Orchestrator. The Runbook Designer is intended for users who must create or modify runbooks. Users who only have to run runbooks and view their status should use the Orchestration console which is documented in the Using the Orchestration Console in System Center 2016 - Orchestrator.

Runbook Designer Panes

The Runbook Designer interface is organized into the following four panes.

PaneDescription
ConnectionsThe folder structure where you can organize workflows in the Orchestrator system and edit permissions on folders. Also provides access to Runbook Servers and Global Settings.
Runbook Designer workspaceThe workspace where you build Orchestrator runbooks. The runbooks in the folder selection in the Connections pane are listed as tabs across the top of the workspace. When you select a tab in a runbook, it is displayed in the Runbook Designer workspace.
ActivitiesContains all the activities available (either standard activities or activities available from integration packs) for use in runbooks. You drag activities from the Activities pane into the Design workspace, and then link them together to form runbooks.
LogLogs showing the activity and history for the current runbook. For more information, see Orchestrator Logs.

Sorting Activities by Activity Name and Category Name

System Center 2016 - Orchestrator lets you sort activities alphabetically by activity name, or by category name. By default, activities are sorted by category, such as Runbook Control, Email, File Management, Monitoring, Notification, Scheduling, System, Text File Management, and Tools.

Use the following steps to sort activities by their activity name and category name.

To sort activities alphabetically by activity name

  • In the Activities pane, right-click a category name to select All Activities.

    The activities are sorted alphabetically by activity name.

To sort activities alphabetically by category name

  • In the Activities pane, right-click a category name to select Default.

    The activities are sorted alphabetically by category name.

Changing Icons

You can change the default size of each activity icon from small to large.

Use the following steps to change the icon size.

To change the icon size

  • In the Activities pane, right-click an activity name to select Small or Large depending on the size of icon that you want to view.
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