Import a Management Pack
Applies To: Operations Manager 2012
System Center 2012 – Operations Manager uses management packs to provide monitoring capabilities. A management pack contains logic for monitoring or managing a device, application, or service. For example, the Windows Server Operating System Management Pack enables the monitoring of the performance, health, and availability of Windows server operating systems. To view the documentation for all Microsoft-authored management packs, see the Operations Manager Management Pack Guides library on TechNet. As a best practice, you should always review the guide for a management pack before you import the management pack.
In this procedure, you will import the Windows Server Operating System Management Pack using the Operations console and the online catalog. The management server requires Internet access for this procedure. For alternate methods of importing management packs, see How to Import an Operations Manager Management Pack in the Operations Manager Operations Guide.
To import a management pack from the catalog
Log on to a computer by using an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for the management group.
In the Operations console, click Administration.
Right-click the Management Packs node, and then click Import Management Packs.
The Import Management Packs wizard opens. Click Add, and then click Add from catalog.
The Select Management Packs from Catalog dialog box opens. The default view lists all management packs in the catalog. You can change the view to show the following management packs:
Updates available for management packs that are already imported on this computer
All management packs that have been released within the last three months
All management packs that have been released within the last six months
In the Find field, type operating system, and then click Search.
In the results, expand Microsoft Corporation, expand Windows Server, click Core OS, and then click Add. The Windows Server operating system management packs are added to the Selected management packs list. Click OK.
On the Select Management Packs page, the management packs that you selected for import are listed. An icon next to each management pack in the list indicates the status of the selection, as follows:
A green check mark indicates that the management pack can be imported. When all management packs in the list display this icon, click Install.
A yellow information icon indicates that the management pack is dependent on one or more management packs that are not in the Import list but are available in the catalog. To add the management pack dependencies to the Import list, click Resolve in the Status column. In the Dependency Warning dialog box that appears, click Resolve.
A red error icon indicates that the management pack is dependent on one or more management packs that are not in the Import list and are not available in the catalog. To view the missing management packs, click Error in the Status column. To remove the management pack with the error from the Import list, right-click the management pack, and then click Remove.
When you click Install, any management packs in the Import list that display the Information or Error icon are not imported.
The Import Management Packs page appears and shows the progress for each management pack. Each management pack is downloaded to a temporary directory, imported to Operations Manager, and then deleted from the temporary directory. If there is a problem at any stage of the import process, select the management pack in the list to view the status details. Click Close.
For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.
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