SQL Server Management Pack Resources

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There aren’t any. That’s not entirely true. There is the SQL Server Management Pack Guide from MS. It gives you the basics. After that you have to fall back generic documentation and help for the most part. If you haven’t already, get a copy of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed. It doesn’t cover the SQL Server Management Pack in any detail, but it gives you a lot of what you need to understand the management pack in general. The next best source of information is the newsgroup microsoft.public.opsmgr.sql. From there, you have to go to System Center Forum. Watch for articles by Tom LaRock. He seems to know as much about it as anyone. He’s presenting at the PASS Summit this year, so you might want to attend. There are occasional articles and posts over at SQL Server Central. You might keep an eye on the MS Team Blog, but I don’t recall seeing much that was SQL Server Management Pack specific. That’s all I’ve got. If anyone has anything more, please post it in the comments. I’ll add updates as I get them. Specifically, I’d like to see some good resources on creating custom reports against Operations Manager data.

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