SCOM – Class Hierarchy & Management Pack Details

If you have been working with SCOM for some time, you want to know more what is going on under the hood. You might want to know, how classes relate to each other or maybe what the management pack contains what kind of elements like monitors, rules, tasks, views and so on. In other terms you want to know what the service model respectively the health model looks like. Of course you could use many tools incl. SCOM console to figure this stuff out, but there is a much cooler way. During my daily work, I hit two websites, which I just found to be very useful.

Management Pack Document (http://mpdb.azurewebsites.net/)

The first page shows you the class hierarchy in SCOM. It shows all classes in a nice flat overview. I can’t remember of any other place where you could see this nice diagram…

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In addition the website contains information about common relationships as also detailed information about basic management packs…

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Very cool stuff and I really like the class hierarchy overview.

System Center Core (http://systemcentercore.com/)

The second site I would like to show is System Center Core. It is similar to Management Pack Document, but it has a bit more graphical and technical details…

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For example if you pick a management pack…

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…you are able to see the details. It is even possible to click through the elements, until you hit the script of the rules or monitors or even details about the tasks in the MP like here…

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I have not checked if this provided information is 100% accurate and reliable, but my impression is, that these sites are well maintained and provide a good source of information for discovering the intestines of SCOM and help also troubleshooting and developing management packs.

I hope this is a good tip in your daily SCOM life!

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