Server 2016 Training: SCOM: Creating Management Packs


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course SCOM: Creating Management Packs (Server 2016 Training) teaches you how to create management packs for SCOM. The training begins with a detailed discussion of management pack architecture and files. We discuss tools & components that are used to author a management pack including the authoring console, Visio MP and Visual Studio .NET. The course covers the development of .NET Application monitoring, TCP/IP, WMI, Windows services & events and LINUX management packs. The training concludes with a discussions of event monitors, performance monitors, rules and tasks.

Course Dates and Pricing


Nov 20 - 23, 2018$3,350.00Dec 18 - 21, 2018$3,350.00Jan 15 - 18, 2019$3,350.00Feb 12 - 15, 2019$3,350.00Mar 12 - 15, 2019$3,350.00Apr 9 - 12, 2019$3,350.00

Course Outline

SCOM Authoring Concepts

About SCOM: Topology, Architecture and Components
About using SCOM2012 Features: Overrides, Monitors and Rules
Tools for SCOM2012 Management Pack Authoring
Understanding the Management Pack Structure
Understanding Component Files in Sealed Management Packs
How to Seal a Management Pack File
How to Work with Management Pack Files

Creating Management Packs

XML Basics: Elements, Attributes and Namespaces
Setting up the Development Environment
Understanding the Tools
Creating a Management Pack using XML
Creating a Management Pack using the SCOM Authoring Console
Creating a Management Pack using Visio MP Designer
Creating a Management Pack using VSAE.

Working with Targets and Object

About Classes and Objects
How to Choose a Target
How to Create a New Target
Working with Attributes
How to Create a Management Pack Template
Understanding and Working with Watcher Nodes

Working with the .NET Application Performance Monitoring Template

Overview of.NET Application Monitoring
How to Configure Monitoring for .NET Applications
How to Add, Enable, and Disable Namespaces
How to Add, Edit, and Remove Methods
How to Add, Edit, and Remove Exception Tracking
Using Exception Handlers to Define Critical Exceptions
Client-Side Monitoring with Targeted Groups and Load Balancers
How to Configure IP Address Exclusion Filters for Client-Side Monitoring
How to Start Monitoring a New Application
Authoring Strategies for .NET Application Monitoring
Application Monitoring Using the Default Settings
Monitoring SharePoint Applications in System Center 2012 SP1

Working with Other Templates

OLE DB Data Source Template
Process Monitoring Template
TCP Port Template
UNIX or Linux Log File
UNIX or Linux Process
Web Application Availability Monitoring Template
Windows Service Template

Working with Event Monitors and Rules

Working with Data Sources
Working with Expressions
Working with Alerts
Windows Events
Text Logs
WMI Events
Syslog Events
SNMP Events
Overview of Event Monitor Logic
About Repeating Events
About Correlated Events
About Missing Events
Correlated Missing Events
Event Monitor Reset
UNIX/Linux Shell Command Alerts

Working with Performance Monitors and Rules

About Performance Monitors
Windows Performance Collection Rules
WMI Performance
UNIX/Linux Shell Command Performance Collection Rules
Script Monitors and Rules
Script Collection Rules
Script Monitors
UNIX/Linux Shell Command Monitors
Dependency Monitors
Aggregate Monitors
Diagnostics and Recoveries

Working with Tasks

Console Tasks
Agent Tasks

Advanced Management Pack Authoring (If Time Permits)

Participants will be shown how to create an advanced MP using custom code and Visual Studio AE.

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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