Operations Manager: “Is there a management pack for … ?”

(Last update on 12/27/2012)

There is an official System Center catalog hosted on PinPoint. I created this separate and unofficial page for two main use cases:

  1. Being able to easily identify non-Microsoft products for which there management packs, without browsing the whole list on several pages
  2. Also include community developed MP for commercial software and hardware. While not supported, some of these MP may represent an alternative to fee-based MP, and sometimes they do not have a commercial counterpart so they represent a good option instead of creating your own management pack.

The table lists known management packs for commercial software and hardware. Management packs cost is also specified when known, “free” meaning that it comes with the associated technology (available as a free download or through your customer representative for this vendor). If you know of other management packs of if you feel there are any mistakes, please let me know so I can update the page! And remember that, in most cases, a management pack designed for OpsMgr 2007 should also work with OpsMgr 2012.

Also, if we want to be fully complete here, the list should also include:

–        All Microsoft servers applications. I only mentioned a few of them, because it’s very likely that there is a management pack for these applications, either on the product’s media or on the download center (Microsoft servers teams create management packs as part of their development engineering criteria)

–        About 300 agentless-based management packs from Quest Software (formerly eXc Software management packs, now part of Dell). I did not include all of them in the table below, to keep it readable. But if you don’t find a management pack below, it’s possible that there is one available from Dell/Quest.

Finally, there are MANY MANY community management packs for specific scenarios like SMB Performance or synthetic checks on DNS/SMTP, etc (like here – some of them are mentioned here when I thought it made sense). The list here is solely focusing on management packs for software/hardware. It’s also possible to develop your own management packs starting with the built-in templates in the Authoring Pane of the OpsMgr console, using the dedicated Authoring Console or using specialized tools like Management Pack Monitoring Studio or PowerWF.


Technology Developed by (w/Link) Cost
Fujitsu Primergy Fujitsu Free
Unisys Unisys Free (logon required)
Dell PowerEdge / PowerVault, DRAC and CMC Dell Free
HP ProLiant HP Free
HP ProLiant (SNMP-based, for ESX hosts for example) Community Free
HP ProLiant (advanced capabilities, plus support for servers running Linux   and VMware) HP Comes with HP Insight Control for System Center
IBM System x Servers, Flex System x Servers, System x iDataPlex, blades   servers and BladeCenter Chassis IBM Free
Sun Fire x64 Servers and Sun Blade x64 Servers Moduless Sun Fee-based or Free (not sure)
Cisco UCS Cisco Free
Virtualization (servers, VDI   and sessions-based)
Xen Server ComTrade Fee-based
VMware Quest Software Free
VMware BridgeWays Fee-based
VMware Veeam Fee-based (free   for 10 sockets)
VMware Jalasoft   (connector) Fee-based
VMware View Community Free
Hyper-V BridgeWays Free
Hyper-V Microsoft Free
Virtual Machine Manager Microsoft Free (on the VMM media)
Xen App Citrix Free (requires Enterprise Edition and access to MyCitrix.com website)
Xen App ComTrade Fee-based
Xen Desktop ComTrade Fee-based
Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Microsoft Free
Network (note   that most SNMP solutions here apply to OpsMgr 2007, since OpsMgr 2012   includes native in-depth network discovery and monitoring)
Ping Management Pack OpsLogix Free
Multi-Host Ping MP 3.0 Community Free
Management Packs from xSNMP, supporting CheckPointSPlat, Cisco, APC,   Sun Hardware, NetSNMP, HP Proliant, NetApp, NetScreen, DataDomain, Dell   PowerEdge, Juniper, SonicWALL, Brocade, HP ProCurve, NetBotz and AIX. And   Oracle as beta. Community (leveraging   the native SNMP monitoring feature from OpsMgr 2007) Free
Cisco Catalyst 2950 and 2960 switches JaxMP (leveraging the native SNMP monitoring feature from OpsMgr). 2950 and 2960. Free for 2950

Unknown for 2960

Cisco devices (list here) JaxMP (leveraging the native SNMP monitoring   feature from OpsMgr). Fee-based
MIB 2 MP converter vNext Fee-based
Jalasoft Xian Io, supporting Cisco switches, routers, firewalls, VPNs   and wireless devices, HP ProCurve, Nokia devices and generic devices Jalasoft   (connector) Fee-based
Other connectors with EMC SMARTS or SolarWinds Orion EMC


EMC : Fee-based

Orion :  Fee-based

Load Balancers and Network   Optimization
F5 BIG-IP F5 Free (registration required)
F5 BIG-IP Jalasoft   (connector) Fee-based
Citrix NetScaler Citrix Free (requires access to MyCitrix.com website)
Alachisoft NCache Community Free
NetApp ApplianceWatch PRO NetApp Free (login required on now.netapp.com)
NetApp Community Free
IBM storage systems Storwize V7000, Flex System V7000, SAN Volume   Controller, XIV and DS8000 IBM Free
Dell PowerVault MD (MD1000 , MD1200, MD1220, MD3000, MD3000i.MD3200,   MD3200i, MD3220, MD3220i, MD3600F, MD3600i, MD3620F, MD3620i) Dell Free
Dell EqualLogic PS Arrays (PS4000, PS4100, PS5000E, PS5000X, PS5000XV,   PS5500, PS6000, PS6010, PS6100, PS6500, PS6510) Dell Free
HP MSA, VA, EVA and XP arrays and also MSL, EML and ESL tape libraries,   as well as P4000, E5000, X5000, 3PAR (F, T, V), and storage B-series switches HP Free
HP EVA Performance Community Free
EMC CLARiiON EMC, see here, here and here Free
EMC VNX and Symmetrix VMAX EMC Free
HDS Hitachi   Data Systems Free
Brocade HBA Brocade Free
Brocade SAN Brocade Free
Emulex HBAs and CNAs (PRO MP) Emulex Free download
QLogic Fiber Channel HBA QLogic Free download
APC   UPS (InfraStruXure Central – ISX) APC Free (survey required)
APC UPS Jalasoft   (connector) Fee-based
Server Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 2000 / 2003 / 2008 / 2008 R2 Microsoft Free
HP-UX Microsoft Free
IBM AIX Microsoft Free
Sun/Oracle Solaris Microsoft Free
Novell SUSE Microsoft Free
Novell SUSE Novell Fee-based
RedHat Enterprise Linux Microsoft Free
IBM AS/400 EView Technology Fee-based
AIX/Solaris/Linux Jalasoft (connector) Fee-based
Directory Services, Clustering,   File and Print, Base Services
Active Directory Microsoft Free
Active Directory Extensions Community Free
Active Directory Certificate Services Microsoft Free
PKI Certificate Verification Community (last   version here) Free
Quest Active Roles Community Free
Microsoft Windows Clustering Microsoft Free
Symantec Veritas Cluster Server ATMG Fee-based
File Services Microsoft Free
File System Management Pack Community Free
Scheduled Tasks Community Free
Scheduled Tasks Community (latest version is here) Free
Scheduled Tasks Community Free, with support option
Xerox CentreWare Xerox Unknown
Dell Printers Dell Free
Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Free
Microsoft SQL Server Extensions Community Free
Microsoft SQL Server Mirroring Community Free
Oracle BridgeWays Fee-based
Oracle NiCE Fee-based
Oracle (Unix only) Community Free
Oracle Infront Consulting Fee-based
Oracle Business Intelligence ComTrade Fee-based
MySQL BridgeWays Fee-based
IBM DB2 BridgeWays Fee-based
IBM DB2 NiCE Fee-based
Web Servers
Microsoft IIS Microsoft Free
Apache BridgeWays Fee-based
Applications Server
JEE servers (IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic, Redhat   JBoss, Apache Tomcat, plus JMX monitoring) Microsoft Free (out of the box with OpsMgr 2012)
RedHat JBOSS BridgeWays Fee-based
Apache Tomcat BridgeWays Fee-based
IBM WebSphere BridgeWays Fee-based
BEA WebLogic BridgeWays Fee-based
Java Attributes BridgeWays Fee-based
.NET and ASP.NET (code-level monitoring of performance and exceptions   for servers and clients, without code changes in the application) Microsoft (Application Performance Monitoring feature in OpsMgr 2012,   a.k.a. APM, technology comes from the AVIcode acquisition) Free
Messaging and Collaboration
Microsoft Exchange Server Microsoft Free
Microsoft SharePoint Server Microsoft Free
Microsoft Lync Microsoft Free
IBM Lotus Notes NiCE Fee-based
Blackberry Enterprise Server OpsLogix Fee-based
Blackberry Enterprise Server BoxTone   (connector) Fee-based
Blackberry Enterprise Server NiCE Fee-based
Blackberry Enterprise Server Zenprise (connector) Fee-based
Blackberry Enterprise Server Community Free
Blackberry Enterprise Server Infront Consulting Fee-based
RightFax Infront Consulting Fee-based
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Microsoft Free
TrendMicro Infront Consulting Fee-based
McAfee ePO Infront Consulting Fee-based
TrendMicro Community Free
TrendMail ScanMail Community Free
Backup and Restore
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Microsoft Free
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager ATMG Fee-based
CA ArcServe ATMG Fee-based
Microsoft NTBackup ATMG Fee-based
EMC NetWorker ATMG Fee-based
Avamar Infront Consulting Fee-based
Veritas Backup Exec (MOM 2005 MP) Symantec Free
Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3 Symantec Free
Symantec Enterprise Vault 8.0 Symantec Free
Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows Symantec Free
Double Take Double Take Unknown
Orchestration and Task   Scheduling
Microsoft Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Community Free
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator Microsoft Free
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (monitoring runbooks) Infront Consulting Free (registration required)
Absyss VisualTOM ATMG Fee-based
BMC Control-M ATMG Fee-based
ActiveBatch Advanced Systems Concepts Unknown
Other applications
MSMQ Microsoft Free
EMC Documemtum ComTrade Fee-based
Oracle Siebel ComTrade Fee-based
SAP OzSoft Fee-based
Microsoft Windows Media Services 9 Community Free
Adobe Flash Media Server Community Free
SWIFT Infront Consulting Fee-based
HL7 Infront Consulting Fee-based
Trading Floor (Bloomberg LP, Reuters Xtra,  etc.) Infront Consulting Fee-based

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