Cross Platform Management Pack Authoring Guide
Updated: June 10, 2009
Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2
Welcome to the Cross Platform Management Pack Authoring Guide for use with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. System administrators of Windows-based, UNIX-based, and Linux-based platforms can use this document as a guide to how to create and use management packs to manage their computer systems. Because Operations Manager 2007 R2 extends monitoring support to UNIX-based and Linux-based servers, organizations can monitor and manage their cross-platform environments from a unified management console. The key to how to configure and run Operations Manager is the management pack, an XML-based file that defines the objects that Operations Manager will discover and monitor and the information that will be collected about these objects.
By using Operations Manager 2007 R2, system administrators of UNIX-based and Linux-based servers can now monitor the health of key system attributes, including the following:
File systems and network interfaces.
Critical processes (for example, syslog, cron, and others).
Key configurations (for example, resolution of host name and correct configuration of Web Services Management components).
Core system attributes (for example, the health of system memory and processors).
In This Section
- Intended Audience for the Cross Platform Management Pack Authoring Guide
- Describes the expectations and the minimum knowledge that are required to implement a cross platform management pack.
- Getting Started with the Cross Platform Management Pack Authoring Guide
- Provides information on the structure and workflow of a management pack.
- Management Pack Tasks
- Describes typical administrative tasks and how to implement those tasks by using a management pack.
TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2007- Introduction (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=152883)
TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2007- Advanced Topics (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=152884)
HOW TO: Use XML to Create a Basic Management Pack with Discovery for a Windows-based Computer (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=150433)
Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack Authoring Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=150417)
System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed. (includes CD-ROM), Meyler, Kerrie, et al., Sams, 2008, p. 1385
Operations Manager Cross Platform and Interop Solutions (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=144278)
Microsoft.Unix.Computer: Team blog for System Center Cross Platform and Interop (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=152885)
Operations Manager Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=108041)
System Center Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=118294)
TechNet Webcast: Successfully Monitor UNIX and Linux Alongside Your Windows Infrastructure with Operations Manager 2007 R2 (Level 300)(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=150435)