Thursday, March 24, 2011

MMS2011: Operations Manager 2012: Management Pack Readiness and Authoring

Here are some update concerning MP authoring in the next version of SCOM called System Center Operations Manager 2012:

  • MP developed for SCOM 2007 will not break and will be supported! (Thanks for that!)
  • New features like dashboards, … will be delivered through "Feature Packs”. Amazing!
  • MPs will not break!
  • A new MP catalog will be available soon instead of Pinpoint. It will be called System Center Marketplace and will provide very nice search function and is optimized for System Center.
  • They will not brake! ;-)
  • The known Authoring Console is end-of-live and will be replaced by a new one. (no more info's at the moment). It will bring copy&paste (and hopefully keeps XML comment tags!).
  • The new dashboards (look amazing!) will provide templates.
  • VIAcode (partially former AVIcode team if I understood that correctly) launched new documentation tools: MP Wiki and MP Tuner (Beta at the moment). MP Wiki provides online documentation for the most popular publicly available
    Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager. MP Tuner will give you the ability to easily document your own developed MPs and specific overrides as well.
  • There is a new TechNet Gallery (Beta at the moment) with many tools available.
  • MPs will not brake! No joke! :-)

All information is provided "as is" without any warranty! Try in lab before. Handle with care in production.


  1. and in other news... when you go to 2012, SNMP based MPs break :)

  2. Well, they don't break, do they?!
    Still they are working but it is too bad that you'r not able to discover devices as Legacy Network Devices. So you can only use the 2007-MPs for devices that you discovered with SCOM 2007 before you do the upgrade (if you do an upgrade).