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Using System Center Operations Manager 2007 to monitor your MOSS farm – part 3: adding management packs

Posted by Christian Dam on January 15, 2008


In part 1 and part 2 of this series about MOSS monitoring with System Center Operation Manager 2007 we have completed the installation of Operations Manager 2007 software and deployed agents to the servers we want to monitor.

Now, let’s install and deploy some management packs! Depending on your infrastructure, you’ll probably want to deploy different management packs. The following management packs should be considered:

A lot more management packs can be found in the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Catalog

Here’s how to install the management packs:

  1. Download and install the management packs of your choice. Hint: if you install the management packs in the same directory you can import them all in one go.
  2. Start the Operations Manager 2007 Console (Start -> All Programs -> System Center Operations Manager 2007 -> Operations Console)
  3. Select Reguired: Import Management Packs
  4. Navigate to the folder where you installed the management packs and select the ones you want (they have a .mp extension)
  5. A list of selected management packs are displayed. Resolve any issues (e.g. the MP is already imported, a MP it depends on is not present etc) and click Import
  6. The management packs are now imported …

That’s it. Your farm is now being monitored. The tricky part going forward is to trim the events and alerts based on your environment and to figure out what to with the remaining alerts 😉

This concludes the series of how to use System Center Operations Manager to monitor your farm. I might continue posting a bit on the subject a later time.

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2 Responses to “Using System Center Operations Manager 2007 to monitor your MOSS farm – part 3: adding management packs”

  1. Mike said

    Good articles about. I would like to see an article on how to monitor and what to monitor on MOSS items in System Center. Theres not one out on the Internet that I could find yet.

  2. Thanks!

    I’ll try to expand the series soon 🙂

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