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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.

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