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Management Pack Authoring Series

Management Pack Authoring Series

Part 1 – Background Part 2 – Visualisations with Squared Up Part 3 – Application Monitoring Overview Part 4 – Monitoring Overview Part 5 – Create the Management Pack Solution and Project Part 6 – Create the Management Pack components Part 7 – Create the Squared Up Dashboard

Background

Background

I never imagined as a young engineer at NetIQ that I would, some 20 years later, have built a career on SCOM and the System Center suite. I’ve been fortunate to ride the System Center dream (and occasional nightmare) at Microsoft partners, as a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft […]

Create a Windows Service and SCOM Service Monitor

Create a Windows Service and SCOM Service Monitor

This is a quick digression from the main set of articles to create a windows service and then a SCOM service monitor to monitor that service. The solution for this C# windows service is here. The article “behind” this is here. And how to install the service is here. To […]

Application Server and Groups

Application Server and Groups

Microsoft doesn’t have a management pack for your in-house applications or even most 3rd party applications. So there are no classes, no discoveries, no relationships and no monitoring. That is where we, as SCOM specialists \ Subject Matter Experts, earn our keep. So let’s get going. First; when I have […]

Create a Management Pack Solution and Project

Create a Management Pack Solution and Project

Lets get started. I’d definitely recommend using a set of naming standards and I’ll go through mine as we build the management pack. Fire up Visual Studio and choose to create a new project. The application we will monitor is called Batura – you might notice a theme to the […]

Authoring the Management Pack – classes, discoveries and relationships

Authoring the Management Pack – classes, discoveries and relationships

This is a summary of what we will walk through: Create a Management Pack Solution and Project Create a class for application server based on application component –> so health doesn’t roll up Create a relationship that the application component is hosted by windows computer. The monitoring will be done […]