Visual Studio Management Pack Authoring Series - Part 5 - Create a Computer Group (class and discovery)
Lets create our computer group - this will be a group of computer objects that are running our application. I have built in a dependency roll up monitor so that the health of the group will be calculated based on the worst state of any member of the group.
Right Click GroupClassAndDiscovery and choose Add, New Item
Add Empty Management Pack Fragment and choose a name of GDMyAppComputerGroup
Copy and Paste this code between the <ManagementPackFragment></ManagementPackFragment> tags
You'll need to do a find \ replace for 2 items. The first changes the class namespace for the application class and discovery. The second changes the Display Name.
1. Class Namespace and Discovery
Find What: GD.Application
Replace With: GD.MyApp
2. Display Name
Find What: GD Application Server
Replace With: GD My App Server
We should now be able to test this:
1. Build the Project and make sure it builds successfully.
2. Click Start to export the Management Pack to the default Management Group
3. Go to Authoring, Groups and check out the Group Members
4. Go to Monitoring, Discovered Inventory and scope for the computer group
Notice that the health roll up (dependency roll up monitor) means that the Computer Group does have a health state (worst state of member).
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