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You imported a Management Pack, now what… Part 4

You imported a Management Pack, now what… Part 4

In part 1 of these series we talked about MPs and in part 2 we did our preparations, imported an MP and created an override MP. In part 3 we explored the discoveries.

Now that we understand the discoveries, we can start by looking at various other parts of the management packs. One of them will become very crucial and that is overriding monitors and rules. Overriding doesn’t mean disabling orenabling alone. It can also mean adapting the default thresholds so that they match your infrastructure better.

There are different ways of doing this or starting with this. I have seen different people being successful in the fine-tuning process each using a different method. It depends on how you prefer to work and what fits into the workflow / methodology of your company.

The ‘I’ll fine-tune when it comes’ methodology

Not really my favorite one, but proven to be very useful in many environments I have worked in. After importing the management pack we wait until alarms are showing up. At that time, we investigate if this is a true alarm or the alarm isn’t adapted to our environment. For example, after importing the Veeam Management Pack for System Center we might see alarms based on snapshots of our VMs. After discussion with the teams involved we decide that the default thresholds are not correct for our environment. Therefore we decide to adapt the thresholds to our specific needs. You will see the procedure later

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