Discover a community of over 100 free SCOM extensions. Learn more below.
One Management Pack to rule them all
SCOM is an amazingly powerful platform, but it’s the Management Packs that do all the heavy lifting. Thanks to the extensibility, maturity, and huge install base of SCOM, there’s a plethora of freely-available community management packs out there, covering everything from security monitoring to controlling your OMS costs, from using SQL queries to create custom monitors to setting up website monitoring in bulk and even for helping you tune SCOM itself.
All of this comes from a vibrant, creative and generous worldwide SCOM community, hundreds of subject matter experts who’ve built custom management packs to help solve problems they’ve faced in their day-to-day work and want to share them to help make your life easier too.
So, that’s all pretty awesome, but how do you find every single Management Pack that might be of interest to you? Do you spend your whole life digging around the internet, looking in every nook and cranny for little-known bloggers who might have put a useful MP out there? And once you’ve found them, how do make sure that you’ve always got the latest version installed? Not easy, right?
Well, help is at hand in the form of the Community MP Catalog which extends the SCOM console to simplify the discovery and life-cycle management of community MPs, including;
- Rapid discovery of the best SCOM community MPs, including searchability by type, technology, author and more.
- A view of all the SCOM community MPs you have installed, including current version details, the latest version available and the download location.
- Configurable notifications, allowing you to be alerted on the availability of new versions of your community MPs.
How the content is curated
This is a completely open, transparent, community project and one which we hope will provide a big boost to the SCOM community worldwide.
To ensure the quality and reliability of the community MPs that you discover via the Community MP Catalog, the catalog is curated by a special panel of community moderators who ensure MPs are validated before they make it into the catalog.The installed management pack for the community catalog itself, and the .json files which populate the catalog, have both been made available open source, hosted on GitHub. That means anyone can recommend a community MP for inclusion in the catalog, whether that’s their own or one that someone else has made openly available. From there, the recommendation will be reviewed by the community moderators before making its way into the catalog.
That means if you’ve got one or more handy custom MPs of your own that you’ve been keeping hidden away, now’s the perfect time to share them with the community! You no longer need to be an MVP or blogger with thousands of followers for your great work to be immediately available to thousands of fellow SCOM administrators worldwide. So, if you’ve previously benefited from the community and have something to give back, this is the perfect opportunity!