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[SCUG.BE 01/10/2014] SCOM Authoring

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A brief introduction in the authoring concepts and tools of SCOM 2012

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[SCUG.BE 01/10/2014] SCOM Authoring

  1. 1. Jan Van Meirvenne System Center Consultant • Expertise: SCOM and SCORCH @JanVanMeirvenne www.scug.be/jan
  2. 2. Authoring Crash Course Scenario Introduction Ways of authoring: 2007 • Tools • Demo Ways of authoring: 2012 • Tools • Demo Tips and Tricks
  3. 3. How does a management pack work? Which tools are available for content creation? What is the right tool for the right job? How do I write my own awesome management pack? What if my awesome management pack doesn’t work?
  4. 4. XAMPP PHP Apache MySQL
  5. 5. SCOM console • Pro: Wizard-based • Pro: Quick Deployment of complex monitoring (Templates) • Con: Limited in possibilities (add, not create) • Con: Dynamically generated XML (difficult to edit) • Con: Working directly on management group • Tip: use to learn XML structures
  6. 6. Visio • Pro: Visual Approach • Pro: Great to discuss MP with customer • Pro: Drag and drop • Con: Very limited in possibilities • Con: Need Visio
  7. 7. MPAuthor • + Wizard-based • + Define new classes • Limited in scenario’s • Version- and source control
  8. 8. Visual Studio Extension • + Full content control • + Snippets • + Integrated Source Control • Steep learning curve • Need to have VS Pro / Ultimate license
  9. 9. My masterpiece doesn’t do a thing, what now? • 1: Import Error • 2: Operations Manager Eventlog on agent / server • 3: Trace workflow
  10. 10. When to use what? • Console • Overrides • Simple monitor/rule update or addition • Visio • Health Model • Customer • MPAuthor • Simple workload creation • VSAE • Go-to tool if you are not afraid to dig in XML (not hard!)
  11. 11. Think performance Use auto-generating tools to learn XML Test! Use descriptions and or Product Knowledge Review with application owner, improve your masterpiece
  12. 12. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ library/ee533840.aspx http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12 42.operations-manager-management-pack-and-report-authoring- resources.aspx

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