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Is there a difference between monitoring packs and management packs? RRS feed

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  • Is there a difference between monitoring packs and management packs? I spent about 30 minutes searching and it seems like the term monitoring pack just appeared without any announcements or explanations of how these are different from a management pack. Some blog posts from Microsoft even use the 2 terms interchangeably from one paragraph to the next. I even saw some mentions of Security Packs but those were referring to the 2012 beta. Some blogs like this one say "System Center Monitoring Packs (previously known as Management Packs)" which make it seem like it's just a new name, yet the OpsMgr 2012 console still has a Management Packs node. This post from Rod Trent makes it sound like they are different names for the same thing, based on the intended purpose. If that's the case I don't see the point of having 2 names for the same thing, just seems to confuse things with no benefit.
    Friday, February 22, 2013 1:12 PM

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