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Developing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Packs

  • April 14, 2008
  • By Jeffrey Juday
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Setting the version requires some additional coding. $Data allows you to see properties from discovered information.



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Figure 6: FindTestGenerateEvents Version property

At this point, Operations Manager has a Service Model (Class) and a means to discover the application. Now all you need is to do is build some monitoring.

Monitors

The Health Model for the sample is defined below.

Figure 7: TestGenerateEvents Health Model

The Health of an application is based on a roll-up of each of the components above. Monitors can have two or more states. Typically, states are "Warning," "Healthy," and "Critical." Most applications will have multiple monitors under each Health Model category and may define monitors for completely need categories. Below is a monitor called TestDevelopment.EventLog.



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Figure 8: EventLogTest monitor

All the options are defined using a new monitor wizard. The sample uses the Simple Event Wizard accessible from the Actions pane.



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Figure 9: Creating a Simple Event Monitor

Errors in the Application event log events change the state of the monitor to "Warning." Information events change the monitor state back to "Success."



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Figure 10: Matching Operational State to Health State





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