Operations Manager Management Pack and Report Authoring Resources

Operations Manager Management Pack and Report Authoring Resources

The following resources are available to assist you in designing and creating management packs and reports for System Center Operations Manager 2007

Documentation

Name

Description

Version

System Center 2012 Operations Manager Authoring Guide

Prerelease documentation for working with management packs in the System Center 2012 Operations Manager Operations Console. Written for the basic user as an introduction to management packs and authoring.

2012

Visio Management Pack Designer

Add-in for Microsoft Visio 2010 that lets you quickly create management packs with minimal complexity.

2007
2012

Authoring in the Operations Console

Section of the Operations Manager 2007 R2 User's Guide that provides guidance for creating management packs and implementing basic monitoring scenarios in the Operations Console. Targeted at the IT Pro who has minimal experience with Operations Manager 2007 and basic monitoring requirements.

2007

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Pack Authoring Guide

Complete documentation on the key concepts, design, and building of a management pack using the Authoring console. Targeted at the IT Pro who has significant experience using Operations Manager 2007 and requires monitoring beyond basic scenarios.

2007
2012

Visual Studio Authoring Extensions

Allows you to create management packs for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager using Visual Studio.

2007
2012

Cross Platform Management Pack Authoring Guide

Guidance and samples for creating management packs to monitor a Unix or Linux environment. Targeted at the System Administrator who wants to use new or existing administration scripts.

2007

UNIX/Linux Authoring Library for System Center 2012 Operations Manager

Guidance and samples for many UNIX/Linux authoring scenarios, based on an example authoring library management pack. Targeted at the IT Pro with significant experience in Management Pack Authoring and a need for advanced customization of UNIX/Linux monitoring.

2012

System Center 2012 Operations Manager Management Pack Development Kit

Reference documentation for modules, data types, and schema elements. Targeted at developers but also useful to the advanced IT Pro familiar with the concepts in the Management Pack Authoring Guide.


2012

Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack Development Kit

Reference documentation for modules, data types, and schema elements. Targeted at developers but also useful to the advanced IT Pro familiar with the concepts in the Management Pack Authoring Guide.


2007



Training Videos

Management Pack University
Training videos walking through the full process of the design and development of a management pack.  Targeted at developers writing a management pack for applications.

System Center How Do I? Videos
Training videos focused on understanding specific concepts or implementing specific monitoring scenarios.  Multiple videos targeted at both beginning and advanced users.

System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management Pack Course 
Training videos drilling down into the structure, implementation, and development of Management and Service Packs and their tools.  A total of 28 modules, with staggered release dates, will be offered. Keep visiting this course to learn more from new modules as they become available.

 

Samples



MPAuthor Stores Sample Management Pack
Sample management pack and set of Orchestrator runbooks for Operations Manager 2007 R2 or System Center 2012 Operations Manager that illustrates a variety of management pack authoring concepts. 

Sample Network Management Pack for System Center 2012 Operations Manager
Sample monitoring pack for discovering and monitoring a network device in System Center 2012 Operations Manager. 

Sample management pack for Windows Azure application
Sample management pack illustrating custom rules and monitors based on an Azure application.  This requires the Windows Azure Application management pack. 

OpsManJam
Web site providing management pack samples and guidance from the Operations Manager 2007 product team and Microsoft field resources.  Primarily targeted at the IT Pro.

AuthorMPs
Web site providing concepts and XML samples for a variety of monitoring scenarios.  Primarily targeted at developers writing management packs for their applications.

System Center Central Management Pack Catalog
Management packs written by the community for a variety of products and scenarios. Primarily targeted at the IT Pro community.


Dashboards


Creating a Widget for Operations Manager Dashboard - Walkthrough #1 - Custom UI Control
Detailed walkthrough for creating a widget with a custom control. Includes a link to a sample of the project created by the walkthrough.

Creating a Widget for Operations Manager Dashboard - Walkthrough #2 - Creating a Data Provider
 Detailed walkthrough for creating a widget with a custom control. Includes a link to a sample of the project created by the walkthrough.

StatePlus Sample Widget for System Center 2012 Operations Manager
Sample Visual Studio project for creating a custom state dashboard widget.

PerformanceMonitor Sample Widget for System Center 2012 Operations Manager
Sample Visual Studio project for creating a custom performance dashboard widget.

Community

System Center Central
Community site dedicated to System Center Products.  Includes technical articles, blogs, and samples for management pack authoring.

 

Blogs and Updates

MPAuthor
Blog maintained by Microsoft Information Experience team dedicated to management pack authoring documentation and learning resources.  

@MPAuthor
Twitter account announcing new and updated training resources and documentation.

Reports in Management Packs
Blog providing examples and resources for including reports in management packs.

 

Support

Authoring Support Forum
Forum monitored by Operations Manager 2007 developers, program managers, and writers where you can ask questions about writing management packs. 

Reporting Support Forum
Forum monitored by Operations Manager 2007 developers, program managers, and writers where you can ask questions about writing reports. 

 

Feedback

MPAuthor
Mail alias to send feedback on existing management pack authoring related documentation or recommendations and requests for new documentation.

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