Configuring the Management Pack for Windows Azure Pack

Configuration steps:

1.   Install System Center Operations Manager. For more information, see Deploying System Center 2012 - Operations Manager.

2.   Download the Management Pack for Windows Azure Pack from the Microsoft Download Center (

3.   Use Operations Manager to import the management pack file. For more information, see How to Import Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager Configuration Item Connectors.

4.   After you import the MP file, click the Monitoring Tab on the left panel, and find the folder WindowsAzurePack.

5.   Click the folder, and then click Dashboard.

6.   The content pane displays the Windows Azure Pack view:

a.   The top cell shows all the discovered components. The discovery process takes several minutes.

b.   The middle cell shows all the alerts generated by the monitors.

c.   The bottom cell shows the details of the selected item from the cells above.

This section provides guidance on configuring and tuning this management pack.

·      Best Practice: Create a Management Pack for Customizations

Best Practice: Create a Management Pack for Customizations

By default, Operations Manager saves all customizations such as overrides to the Default Management Pack. As a best practice, you should instead create a separate management pack for each sealed management pack you want to customize.

When you create a management pack for the purpose of storing customized settings for a sealed management pack, it is helpful to base the name of the new management pack on the name of the management pack that it is customizing.

Creating a new management pack for storing customizations of each sealed management pack makes it easier to export the customizations from a test environment to a production environment. It also makes it easier to delete a management pack, because you must delete any dependencies before you can delete a management pack. If customizations for all management packs are saved in the Default Management Pack and you need to delete a single management pack, you must first delete the Default Management Pack, which also deletes customizations to other management packs.