Differences between MCF in MOM 2005 and SCOM 2007

I wanted to go through and outline some of the changes we made for MCF since our last release. The things I really wanted to accomplish in redesigning MCF was to make it more integrated with SCOM 2007 than it was in MOM 2005, to make necessary performance improvements and maintain at least the same…

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Creating and Updating Groups

I’ve received several questions over the past few days about how to create and update groups in the SDK. Below is a commented sample of how to do it. What InsertCustomMonitoringObject group does, is create a new singleton class that derives from Microsoft.SystemCenter.InstanceGroup. It also creates a rule that populates this group which essentially defines…

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Command Shell

A co-worker of mine has started a blog on the SCOM Power Shell. The power shell is built on top of the SDK and provides command line functionality for many common administration tasks and much more. I’ve added the link to the list of SCOM blogs and also pasted it here for reference: System Center…

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Inserting Discovery Data

We’ve gone over how to drive state and insert operational data for existing entities, but how do you insert your own objects into the system? That’s what this post will briefly touch on, as well as providing sample code (below) and a management pack to use (attached) with the code. Discovery data insertion via the…

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