Orchestration basic activities

This topic provides reference information on orchestration basic activities. Basic Orchestration activities are not intended for any type of special configuration.

Run Probe

The Run Probe activity launches a MID Server probe on behalf of a document. All Orchestration activities that launch a probe on a target machine are based on the Run Probe activity. Your ServiceNow instance must have access to a MID Server configured to use SSH to run this activity.
Attention: This activity is deprecated and is unavailable for new workflows. To replace the functionality of this probe, use the activity designer Probe template to create a custom activity. Workflows from a previous release that use the Run Probe activity can continue to do so.
Table 1. Run Probe input variables
Field Description
Probe Select a MID Server probe from the list. This is the name of the probe as it appears in the discovery_probes table.
Source for probe Enter the IP address of the host system against which the probe runs (the probe's target).
Sensor script The script to run using the results of the probe. The output from the probe is contained in a variable called output. Any error from the probe is contained in a variable called error.

SOAP Request

The SOAP Request activity executes a SOAP request on a target server.

Attention: This activity is deprecated and is replaced by the SOAP Message workflow activity activity. Workflows from a previous release that use the SOAP Request activity can continue to do so. However, this activity is not available for new workflows.
Table 2. SOAP Request input variables
Field Description
SOAP URL The SOAP endpoint.
Username User name for basic authentication credentials.
Password Password for basic authentication credentials.
Envelope Script Script for setting up parameters for the web service.
Sensor Script The script to execute after the request has been made and a response has been received.