The following resources are available to assist you in designing and creating management packs and reports for
System Center Operations Manager 2007.
System Center 2012 Operations Manager
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.
Visio Management Pack Designer
Add-in for Microsoft Visio 2010 that lets you quickly create management packs with minimal complexity.
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.
Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Pack Authoring
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.
Visual Studio Authoring Extensions
Allows you to create management packs for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager using Visual Studio.
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
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.
System Center 2012 Operations Manager Management Pack
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.
Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack Development
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.
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.
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
Community site dedicated to System Center Products. Includes technical articles, blogs, and samples for management pack authoring.
Blog maintained by Microsoft Information Experience team dedicated to management pack authoring documentation and learning resources.
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.
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.
Mail alias to send feedback on existing management pack authoring related documentation or recommendations and requests for new documentation.