Before a management pack can be used by Service Manager, it must first be installed. If a management pack is updated externally (the .xml file or management pack bundle), it must be re-imported into the management group.
Within a single management pack, references to other management packs are made. This allows the management pack to use components of other management packs. The management pack XML defines references under the <Manifest><References> section by using <Reference> nodes. When assembling a management pack through code, as soon as you reference other objects discovered by using the management group object, the reference links are created automatically for you.
In This Section
- How to Install a Management Pack
- Describes how to install a management pack .xml or bundle file.
- How to Reference Existing Management Packs
- Describes how to reference managements that exist in the management group.