Importing Cross Platform Management Packs

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1

This topic describes how you can use the Import Management Packs Wizard to import and install cross-platform management packs.

To import the cross-platform management packs from the local system

  1. Open the Operations console with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Administrators profile.

  2. Select the Administration view.

  3. In the navigation pane, right-click Management Packs, and click Import Management Packs in the context menu to open the Import Management Packs Wizard.

  4. In the Management Pack Wizard, click Add, and then click Add from disk to open the Select Management Pack to Import page.

  5. On the Select Management Pack to Import page, in the list of management packs, select the management pack for the operating system that you want to monitor, and then click Open.

  6. The management packs that you selected for import are added to the Import list box. An icon next to each management pack in the list indicates the status of the selection, as follows:

    • A green check indicates that the management pack can be imported.

    • A red error icon indicates that the management pack is dependent on other management packs that are not in the Import list and not available from the disk.


    Click the Error link under the Status column to see which dependent management packs are missing. Return to the Select Management Pack to Import page to select the dependent management packs.

  7. When all selected management packs have a green check in their status field, click Install.

  8. The Import Management Packs dialog box shows the installation 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, you can select the management pack in the Import list box to view the status details.

  9. Click Close to close the Imports Management Packs Wizard.