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Getting Started with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager by Kevin Greene

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Chapter 5. Working with Management Packs

With agents already deployed, let's now discuss management packs—the secret sauce of OpsMgr. Management packs tell the agents what to monitor and dictate how they should react when certain criteria and thresholds have been met.

This chapter begins with an overview of different management pack types and then explores the contents of a typical management pack. You will learn how to find and download new management packs and also how to import them into your OpsMgr environment. We will also discuss how to export management packs as well as show you some PowerShell tricks to help you manage them in bulk.

Towards the end of the chapter, we will discuss some of the options available for authoring management packs. ...

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