Before you begin: Before creating a new group you need to decide on a group ID and a display name.
For more information, consult the MP Content document, section Group naming.
If the project is not open in Visual Studio, open it.
Note: If there's no prior reference to the Microsoft.SystemCenter.InstanceGroup.Library management pack it must be added first. Right-click the References folder in the project and select
Add reference. Browse to the management pack and select it. Verify that the alias is MSIL.
Right-click the project and choose
Add\New folder. The name of the folder
should be same as the description part of the Group ID. So if the full group ID is
MyCompany.TestMP.3.0.ExportServicesGroup.Class, the folder would be named
Right-click the new folder and choose
In the list, select
Empty Management Pack Fragment.
Enter a name for the fragment. This should be the same as the folder you created before. Click
Add. The fragment is created and opened.
Right-click between the
<ManagementPackFragment> tags and select
The code is inserted.
Enter the MPID and press
Enter the group description. This should be the same as the folder you just created.
Enter the group display name you decided on earlier. Press
tab. Enter a short description of the group. Both the display name and description is shown in the Operations Console. Press
enter to stop editing the snippet. The group has now been created.
Save the file/project.