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SCOM 2016 features – Management Pack Updates and Recommendations

By Bob Cornelissen

This blog post discussed one of the new features in SCOM 2016 which is the Management Pack Updates and Recommendations. Now this feature addition was introduced I think in SCOM 2016 TP4 preview version already, but I will discuss it now anyway.

All SCOM admins know that we can get management packs from either the Microsoft websites (and of course community and third party pages for their management packs), or we could use the Import Management Packs option and point it to the Catalog.

In there we have the options of looking for specific management packs, or to look for recently released management packs, or look for updates to already installed management packs.

Thing is that it was easy to forget to look for new management pack updates, and also it often happened that SCOM admins forgot to download management packs for new products they did install on servers in their environment (or new versions like a new SQL version).

A new solution

In SCOM 2016 we can see in the Administration pane an entry under Management Packs called Updates and Recommendations:

From here we can select one management pack and download and install that management pack. There is also the possibility to do that with …read more

Read more here:: Bob