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MP Authoring – Quick & Dirty – 01 – Overview

By Marnix Wolf

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Advice to the reader
This posting is part of a series of articles. In order to get a full grasp of it, I strongly advise you to start at the beginning of it.

Other postings in the same series:
00 – Introduction
02 – Authoring the Template MP XML Code
03 – Example Using The Template MP XML Code

Overview of how SCOM works
In order to understand what I am trying to achieve with this new series, some basic understanding of SCOM is required. I’ll do my best to give a KISS explanation. After that I’ll talk about the Quick & Dirty MP approach.

Targeting & Classes
First of all, TARGETING in SCOM is key. Without targeting SCOM workloads (Discoveries, Rules, Monitors, Tasks and so on) would run everywhere, causing a lot of mayhem.

As such Classes are made, and their related Objects are ‘picked up’ by Discoveries. Those Objects are nothing but instances of their related Class, inheriting the same attributes as their related Class. The Class and it’s attributes are defined in the so called Service Model.

Service Model
This Service Model also contains the relationship between the different Classes. …read more

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