SCOM check for Updated Management Packs

Original source: https://michelkamp.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/let-scom-check-for-updated-management-packs/

The challenge

Using the SCOM native console the import from the Microsoft Management Pack Catalog is a nice feature. I like also the feature to check and import updated MPs that you have already imported in your management group. But what I really miss and don’t understand : why did the product team removed the monitor that gives us a alert when a new MP version is in the MP catalog ?. This monitor was build in MOM 2005 but removed in the begin of SCOM 2007. This MP will fill the gap. Building and importing the MP in your SCOM management group will show you the result below:

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And of course a nice ALERT message also:

 

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MP download..

MP download: http://sdrv.ms/XPl38e

VSAE project download: http://sdrv.ms/YDUn7T

— Michel Kamp