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Management Pack Templates and the Add Monitoring Wizard

Management Pack templates and the Add Monitoring Wizard are used to create and target custom Essentials 2007 object types, enabling you to extend the management capabilities of Essentials 2007.

When you create a custom object type with the Add Monitoring Wizard, the attributes, monitors, object discoveries, rules, tasks, and views necessary to start monitoring the applicable objects are automatically created and added with the object type to the specified Management Pack. These display in the Essentials 2007 console and are managed just as if they were originally provided with the Management Pack.

Essentials 2007 provides templates for similar object types to help make it easier to create custom Essentials 2007 objects with the Add Monitoring Wizard. This is comparable to the Microsoft Word templates that help make it easier to create similar Word document types. Essentials 2007 provides the following templates:

  • OLE DB Data Source   This template generates synthetic transactions that monitor the availability of databases. The default view for this template is in the Synthetic Transaction folder of the Monitoring pane of the Essentials 2007 console.

  • TCP Port   This template generates synthetic transactions that monitor the availability of services. The default view for this template is in the Synthetic Transaction folder of the Monitoring pane of the Essentials 2007 console.

  • Web Application   This template generates monitors that verify the availability of Web-based applications. The default view for this template is in the Web Application folder of the Monitoring pane of the Essentials 2007 console.

  • Windows Service   This template generates monitors and rules that verify the availability of a Windows service. The results of these monitors and rules are in alert and state views of the Monitoring pane of the Essentials 2007 console.

New templates can be added to the Management Group. For example, the ASP.NET Management Pack adds the ASP .NET Application and ASP.NET Web Service templates.

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