To get the most out of your Operations Manager environment you will sooner or later have the need to create your own management packs. And there is no denying it, VSAE is quite hard. There is alot of XML.But with the MP Development Toolkit you get the full power of Visual Studio but in a much easier and faster way.
The toolkit is developed to simplify and speed up the process of developing management packs. It's a combination of guides, recommendations and snippets to make the development easier and let you focus on the design of the management pack instead.Get Started!
The MP Development Toolkit consists of three different parts described below.
These documents describes a number of rules and recommendations when creating management packs. Following these rules makes the authoring much simpler and when paired with the snippets a lot of things just works.
This is a Visual Studio Extension that contains a number of XML snippets to make it easier to author management packs. You don´t need to remember all that XML code. Just insert the snippet and fill out a number of fields.
These documents gives a detailed description on how to use the snippet in the MP Development Snippets. They provide step-by-step instructions on how to create the different elements of a management pack.