How to Create a Management Pack in Operations Manager 2007

When you create a management pack from the Administration pane of the Operations Console in Operations Manager 2007, it contains no monitoring settings. After the management pack is created, you can create monitoring objects such as monitors, rules, and tasks and save them to the new management pack.

For more information about creating a management pack, see the Management Pack Authoring Guide at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=11115

To create a management pack in the Operations Console

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for the Operations ManagerĀ 2007 Management Group.

  2. In the Operations Console, click the Administration button.

    Note

    When you run the Operations Console on a computer that is not a Management Server, the Connect To Server dialog box displays. In the Server name text box, type the name of the Operations Manager 2007 Management Server to which you want the Operations Console to connect.

  3. In the Administration pane, right-click Management Packs and then click Create Management Pack. The Create a Management Pack wizard displays.

  4. In the General Properties page, type a name for the management pack in Name, the correct version number in Version, and a short description in Description. Click Next.

    Note

    It is an important best practice to tightly control the versioning of management packs by implementing a strict version number policy that is followed by all management pack authors in your environment.

  5. In the Knowledge Article page, click Edit to create the overview knowledge article for this management pack. Operations Manager uses Microsoft Word as the editing application for knowledge articles. When you are finished with the article, click File and then click Save to Operations Manager. To view your article, close Microsoft Word. To finish creating the management pack click Create.

See Also

Concepts

About Management Packs in Operations Manager 2007
About the Management Packs Node in Operations Manager 2007

Other Resources

How To Work with Management Packs
Management Packs in Operations Manager 2007

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