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Is it possible to seal and move AVIcode 5.7 Management Pack to Production server

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  • Hi,

    Can the AVIcode 5.7 management packs be sealed and moved from a UAT to Production server?

    cheers,

    Jonathan

    Friday, February 24, 2012 1:24 AM

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  • Also, is it possible to seal a management pack produced by AVIcode via the SCOM authoring pane in one management group and move it to another management group?

    Cheers,

    Wei

    Friday, February 24, 2012 9:58 AM
  • Hi guys,

    That's not a good idea to seal MPs generated by AVIcode 5.7 since in this case you won't be able to overwrite any options and change configuration. But you may export corresponding MP as xml and import it lately on similar target machine.

    Discovery and deployment groups should be configured explicitly on the machine where you are going to import MP. Also you should pay attention to discovery path: for example, you have some app under WebSite1\App1 on the server where you generated AVIcode MP, so in order to let MP discover the similar app on another server automatically, this app should be under the same IIS path (WebSite1\App1).

    There is no matching to Management Group inside xml, so you'll be able to import and use MP in another MG.


    Igor Savchenko, VIAcode Consulting LLC (http://www.viacode.com/solutions)

    Friday, February 24, 2012 11:22 AM
  • Hi guys,

    That's not a good idea to seal MPs generated by AVIcode 5.7 since in this case you won't be able to overwrite any options and change configuration. But you may export corresponding MP as xml and import it lately on similar target machine.

    Discovery and deployment groups should be configured explicitly on the machine where you are going to import MP. Also you should pay attention to discovery path: for example, you have some app under WebSite1\App1 on the server where you generated AVIcode MP, so in order to let MP discover the similar app on another server automatically, this app should be under the same IIS path (WebSite1\App1).

    There is no matching to Management Group inside xml, so you'll be able to import and use MP in another MG.


    Igor Savchenko, VIAcode Consulting LLC (http://www.viacode.com/solutions)

    Friday, February 24, 2012 11:22 AM
  • Jonathan, i'd be glad to talk via email or phone, but Igor is right. The direct answer to your question is yes, but it's not practicle. I think in terms of configs, i would use SCOM configs to alert and notofy for operational issues, this is usually a template that cares about alerting and triage more than diagnostics ( even though that is valuable also ) then the actual data collection goes into SEViewer with enough detail to analyze and report for all enviroments. That becomes less about MP's and seperation via SCOM. Glad to discuss in more detail.

    Looking forward to SCOM 2012 where seperate templates can be tagged per enviroment and groups may be of value in building now.


    Shawn Gibbs

    Saturday, February 25, 2012 1:58 PM
  • Hi Igor, yes I agree and that means that the AVIcode management packs will need to be configured and tested properly in UAT before being sealed and imported into production. Any future changes will involve incrementing the updated MP's version before importing it into production. Also, sealing the pack will allow it to be referenced and integrated into the health rollups of existing custom/internal apps management packs, as represented in the following sample diagram.

    Cheers,

    Wei

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:34 AM
  • Hi Wei,

    "Also, sealing the pack will allow it to be referenced and integrated into the health rollups of existing custom/internal apps management packs, as represented in the following sample diagram."

    Of course that's the significant reason why you may need to seal MP. But if you are not going to use AVIcode objects referred in other MP, AVIcode MP can be migrated as xml.


    Igor Savchenko, VIAcode Consulting LLC (http://www.viacode.com/solutions)

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:20 AM