Authoring Management Packs and Reports
The following resources are available to assist you in designing and creating management packs and reports for System Center Operations Manager 2007.
Authoring in the Operations Console
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.
Management Pack Authoring Guide
Complete documentation on the key concepts, design, and building of a management pack using the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Console. Targeted at the IT Pro who has significant experience using Operations Manager 2007 and requires monitoring beyond basic scenarios.
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 scripts.
Management Pack Development Kit
Reference documentation for modules, data types, and schema elements. Primarily targeted at developers but also useful to the advanced IT Pro familiar with the concepts in the Management Pack Authoring Guide.
Contains some management pack best practices and other related content. Articles can be created and edited by both Microsoft and the community.
- 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.
- System Center Central Management Pack Catalog
Management packs written by the community for a variety of products and scenarios. Primarily targeted at the IT Pro community.
Blogs and Updates
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.