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Introduction to the Windows Server AppFabric Management Pack

Updated: June 14, 2010

The Windows Server AppFabric Management Pack enables you to use System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to manage your heterogeneous environment. SCOM provides a single, consistent user interface that IT operators can use to manage multiple technologies. Management packs provide a standard, flexible mechanism for a technology to define how it is to be discovered, monitored, and managed in an enterprise environment.

The AppFabric Management Pack enables you to discover and monitor the following infrastructure services, system databases, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services, and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) services:

  • AppFabric Event Collection service

  • AppFabric Workflow Management service

  • AppFabric Caching Service

  • AppFabric SQL monitoring databases

  • AppFabric SQL Workflow Instance Stores

  • AppFabric database connections

  • IIS Hosted WCF and WF services

The AppFabric Management Pack works only with the SQL Server database providers and the XML provider that you can configure in the AppFabric Configuration Wizard. These database providers include the System.Data.SqlClient monitoring provider, the sqlStoreProvider persistence provider, and the SQL Server AppFabric Caching Service Configuration Store Provider. The AppFabric Management Pack will not collect data from a custom database provider that you configure for the Event Collection service, the Workflow Management service, or the Caching Service.

Getting the Latest Management Pack and Documentation

You can find the AppFabric Management Pack in the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Catalog (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82105).

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