Chapter 6

Understanding Management Packs

Management packs are the heart of System Center 2012 Operations Manager and yet they are often the least understood component of it. They control how objects are monitored, what data is collected, how that data is displayed and forwarded, and what actions should be executed against those objects. With so much of the product revolving around these items, you would think that management packs would be one of the main focuses of training for the product, yet sadly that is not the case. Generally management packs are viewed as just something to download into the management group and then they should just work. Then when they don’t—because this happens to be the real world—most people don’t understand enough ...

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