The infrastructure setup is as follows
Virtual Machine 1 = Active Directory, SCCM, DNS , SQL Database runinng on single Virtual machine
Virtual Machine 2 = All the Orchestrator components ( SP1 ) including Management Server, Runbook Server, Runbook Designer and Deployment Manager are installed on virtual machine.
Symptoms : When executing the Runbooks using Runbook Designer utility, often the Rubooks takes 5 -10 minutes to error out and does not execute the Runbook. The error message in the event log would be
Summary: “Deployed RunBook is Not Running ”
Description: The Runbook request 35 (Runbook ‘aa1’, target Runbook Servers: not specified) is created, but is not running.Verify the status of the Runbook Servers
assigned to run this Runbook. If the problem persists, Contact Technical Support
Cause: Microsoft System Center Orchestrator Services enter to stop state running on Virtual machine, which prevents runbooks to be executed and display above error message.
Resolution: After login to the Microsoft System Center Orchestrator installed on virtual machine, go to Services.msc and Rstart / Start the following services
- Orchestrator Management Service
- Orchestrator Remoting Service
- Orchestrator Run Program Service
- Orchestrator Runbook Server Monitor Service
- Orchestrator Runbook Service