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  • I have a strong doubts about MPs, sometimes we have to import it, sometimes everything works fine without them. So what exactly is MP? Any help????
    Sunday, July 12, 2015 5:28 PM

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  • Management packs define the information that the agent collects and returns to the management server for a specific application or technology. For example, the Exchange Server Management Pack contains rules and monitors that collect and evaluate events and operations that are important to ensuring the health and efficiency of the Exchange Server. After Operations Manager installs an agent on a computer, it sends an initial configuration to the agent. The initial configuration includes object discoveries from management packs. The management pack defines the types of objects, such as applications and features, that will be monitored on computers that have been discovered by Operations Manager. Agents send data to the management server that identifies the instances of objects discovered on the computer. The management server then sends the agents the elements of management packs that apply to the discovered objects for each computer, such as rules and monitors. 

    Hope it helps :)

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    G.R.V

    • Marked as answer by SuperROHIT Sunday, July 12, 2015 5:44 PM
    Sunday, July 12, 2015 5:41 PM
  • Some are installed out of the box with your SCOM base installation.  These base management packs can get updates with CU's or UR's.  Other management packs target applications/hardware/software.  You import these if you want to discover and monitor those apps/hardware/software.

    If you don't want to monitor or discover something, that is in your environment, then you don't import the management pack.

    So you import MP's to monitor what you want, but there are "system center" core management packs pre-installed with OM that handle various functions, find base classes for SCOM, etc.


    Regards, Blake Email: mengotto<at>hotmail.com Blog: http://discussitnow.wordpress.com/ If my response was helpful, please mark it as so, if it answered your question, then please also mark it accordingly. Thank you.

    • Marked as answer by SuperROHIT Sunday, July 19, 2015 2:20 PM
    Sunday, July 12, 2015 6:52 PM

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  • Management packs define the information that the agent collects and returns to the management server for a specific application or technology. For example, the Exchange Server Management Pack contains rules and monitors that collect and evaluate events and operations that are important to ensuring the health and efficiency of the Exchange Server. After Operations Manager installs an agent on a computer, it sends an initial configuration to the agent. The initial configuration includes object discoveries from management packs. The management pack defines the types of objects, such as applications and features, that will be monitored on computers that have been discovered by Operations Manager. Agents send data to the management server that identifies the instances of objects discovered on the computer. The management server then sends the agents the elements of management packs that apply to the discovered objects for each computer, such as rules and monitors. 

    Hope it helps :)

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    G.R.V

    • Marked as answer by SuperROHIT Sunday, July 12, 2015 5:44 PM
    Sunday, July 12, 2015 5:41 PM
  • Hello,

    Good to know about it. But why we have to import them sometimes and not everytime.?

    Sunday, July 12, 2015 5:46 PM
  • Some are installed out of the box with your SCOM base installation.  These base management packs can get updates with CU's or UR's.  Other management packs target applications/hardware/software.  You import these if you want to discover and monitor those apps/hardware/software.

    If you don't want to monitor or discover something, that is in your environment, then you don't import the management pack.

    So you import MP's to monitor what you want, but there are "system center" core management packs pre-installed with OM that handle various functions, find base classes for SCOM, etc.


    Regards, Blake Email: mengotto<at>hotmail.com Blog: http://discussitnow.wordpress.com/ If my response was helpful, please mark it as so, if it answered your question, then please also mark it accordingly. Thank you.

    • Marked as answer by SuperROHIT Sunday, July 19, 2015 2:20 PM
    Sunday, July 12, 2015 6:52 PM