System Center 2012 Visio Management Pack Designer for System Center Operations Manager

Want to design your own simple management packs for SCOM (OpsMgr) from scratch but, like me, found the authoring kit to be like a mythical Greek maze filled with monsters?  Well I have great news … the Visio Management Pack Designer (VMPD) is finally here!!!!

I blogged about this tool at MMS earlier this year.  You drag and drop what you want done, and it’ll do all the hard work for you.  It’ll be a great addition to any OpsMgr admin/consultant toolkit.

The System Center 2012 Visio MP Designer—VMPD—is an add-in for Visio 2010 Premium that allows you to visually design a System Center Operations Manager Core Monitoring Management Pack. VMPD generates a Management Pack that is compliant to the MP Authoring Best Practices by simply dragging and dropping Visio shapes to describe your application architecture and configuring them through the Shape Properties.

– Visually describe your application architecture which generates classes and discoveries.

– Visually add monitoring to create monitors and rules.

– Start quickly from our pre-canned single server and multi-server patterns.

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