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Authoring for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

The Authoring Guide for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager provides information on creating custom monitoring for your application.


This guide assumes that you have a basic knowledge of Operations Manager and understand all of the concepts presented in the Operations Guide for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager.

Not included in this guide

While the following topics are relates to authoring, they are covered in the Operations Guide for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager instead of this guide. This is because these features are available to users from the Monitoring workspace of the Operations console and may be used by a user without Author privileges or custom monitoring requirements.

  • Overrides

  • Views and Dashboards

More Information

For more information about creating management packs for different versions of Operations Manager and for other options for automating System Center components, see the System Center Authoring Hub.

Author’s Guide Topics

  • Key Concepts for Authors

    Describes basic concepts related to authoring. You should understand the concepts in this section before reviewing the other content in the guide.

  • Targets and Objects

    Describes basic concepts and procedures related to targets and objects.

  • Management Pack Templates

    Describes each of the standard management pack templates which provide complete monitoring scenarios with minimal effort.

  • Monitors and Rules

    Describes the structure of monitors and rules and provides details for creating different kinds monitoring scenarios.

  • Distributed Applications

    Describes how distributed applications work and how to create one using the Distributed Applications Designer.

Downloadable Documentation

You can download a copy of this technical documentation from the Microsoft Download Center. Always use the TechNet library for the most up-to-date information.