Deploying the MOM 2005 Management Packs for SharePoint Server 2007
If you are deploying a new Management Pack, the best practice is to first install it into a test environment to gain an understanding of how it works, and to document the permissions and configuration settings that might need adjusting for your system. Once the tests are complete and the configuration has been documented, the Management Pack can be exported from the test environment and then imported into the live environment with a high confidence of success.
Before deploying a Management Pack, a number of elements of the target environment should be reviewed and configured correctly to ensure the installation goes smoothly. This section covers those pre-installation tasks.