Management Packs serve as a container and distribution vehicle
that is used to deploy the configuration information that is
required for managing computers and applications.
A Management Pack consists of a collection of rules, knowledge,
and public views. The Management Pack makes it possible to collect
a wide range of information from different sources. You can use
Management Packs to determine how a MOM Management Server collects,
handles, and responds to data.
The following information is contained in a Management Pack:
- A list of rule groups that contain rules.
- A list of Rules for each Rule Group.
- A list of providers that the rules reference.
- A list of scripts that rules need to call in response to an
- A list of registry-based computer attributes that are needed
- A list of computer groups whose formula depends on the
specified Computer Attributes.
- A list of computer group and rule group associations that
specify rule targets.
- A list of notification groups that notification responses use
- A list of view instances definitions that define how the
operations data produced by managed computers should be
- A list of tasks that users may need for managing the
- The Service Discovery Class Schema that defines the entities
that will be managed, their properties, and their relationship to
- The Diagram Definitions that describe how service discovery
data should be viewed as a diagram from an application
- Knowledge associated with the rules, which specifies how
problems should be corrected and how the Management Pack should be
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