The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Resource Kit will install the Authoring console, which aids customers in creating and modifying operations management packs (MPs). Optionally, eight tools designed to help improve the MP authoring experience will also be included: the MP Best Practice Analyzer; MP Spell Checker; Visio MP Diagram Generator; Cookdown Analyzer; All References Addin; MP Diff; Workflow Analyzer; and Workflow Simulator.
The System Center Operation Manager 2007 Authoring Resource Kit provides the following features to aid in management pack (MP) development and customization:
Authoring Console – Develop MPs within a GUI environment.
MP Best Practice Analyzer (MPBPA) – scans management packs for best practice compliance and provides automated resolution for numerous issues. This tool integrates with the Authoring Console.
MP Spell Checker – checks spelling in management packs to eliminate errors in display strings.
MP Visio Generator (MP Visio Generator) – allows you to generate a class inheritance and class relationship diagram using Microsoft Office Visio.
Management Pack Diff (MP Diff) – shows the differences between two management packs.
MP Cookdown Analyzer (MP Cookdown Analyzer) – identifies workflows which may break cookdown. Suggestions are provided for how to fix the performance problems.
All References Add-in – find all management pack elements that reference the specific element chosen. For example, the ability to right click a class and find all rules, monitors, overrides, as well as anything else that targets that class is provided. This tool works on most management pack elements.
Workflow Analyzer – provides the ability to statically analyze all types of workflows. It also allows users to trace workflows running on any Health Service.
Workflow Simulator – provides the ability to test certain types of workflows such as discoveries, rules, and monitors without a Management Server and Management Group. Key functionality includes the ability to test workflows as well as view and validate output prior to signing and importing the MP into a Management Group for additional testing.
Management Packs – 3 MPs which are frequently used as dependencies are provided as part of the tools installation. These MPs are necessary to allow the Authoring Console to open most MPs available online in the System Center Operations Manager MP Catalog. The provided MPs are:
Download: Ops Mgr 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit