SQL Admin Extensions Sample MP for OpsMgr 2007 and Essentials 2010

For the System Center Management Pack Extensions Contest I wanted to put together a sample MP with a linked report all in the authoring console to provide a simple example for IT Pros. So I took a cool script and turned it into a simple management pack. I started with the ‘SQL Last Backup Script’ made famous by Stefan Stranger and Bob Messer (Read more at Stefan’s blog and HERE on SCC). I did clean up the English in one spot and dressed up the alert description when I created the monitor in the Authoring console, but Stefan and Bob deserve all of the credit and a huge vote of thanks for the great script.

The MP contains a script-based monitor, two views and a linked alert report that incorporates the class filter for the object picker. This last bit was a new addition in OpsMgr 2007 R2. MVP Pete Zerger came to my aid here as you’ll see in a moment.

I may build some more into this pack and increase it’s complexity when I finish with my other MP authoring project I am racing to finish by MMS 2010.


The views are pretty simple


Linked Alert Report

I added a linked Report with Class Filter for Microsoft.SQL.Database. I couldn’t have done this on my own either. Thanks to MVP Pete Zerger for taking time to provide me with 100% the xml for the linked report parameterblock).



You can download a copy of the sample management pack from the System Center Central website at the link below. You do need to register and login to download, which is easy and free.

SQL Admin Extensions Sample Management Pack for OpsMgr 2007 and Essentials 2010


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I am currently working on an Windows 2008 Active Directory Audit MP for System Center Essentials 2010.

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