MP Authoring Survey for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

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1. While responding to the survey, select all of the roles you can represent (select all that apply)
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2. How many Windows servers, non-Windows servers and network devices are you currently managing using System Center Operations Manager 2007? (please specify)
3. How many custom Management Packs have you written to date? (please specify the number of custom Management Packs)
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4. What is the percent of time you spend developing completely custom MPs for your own applications versus extension to MPs developed by others?
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5. 4. In your organization, how many people typically work on authoring a custom management pack? (choose one)
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6. What is the primary tool you use for authoring custom Management Packs? (choose one)
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7. What percentages of your custom MPs contain Management Pack Template output (for example output from the Process Monitoring template)?
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8. What Management Pack Templates do you typically use in your custom Management Pack? (select all that apply)
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9. What data source do you most commonly use to create the custom monitoring? (rank 1-9 in order of frequency where 1 is the most frequently occurring type)
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Windows Events
Windows Performance counters
Windows Services
WMI Performance Counters
WMI Events
SNMP
Log Files
Custom script
Other (please specify)
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10. What types of monitors and rules do your custom management packs most commonly consist of (rank 1-10 in order of frequency, where 1 is the most frequently occurring type)
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Windows events alert generating rules
Windows events collection rules
Windows events monitors
Windows Performance counter collection rules
Windows Performance counter monitors
Windows Services monitors
SNMP-based monitors
Log Files based monitors
Script-based rules or monitors
Other, please specify
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11. How much of your authoring involves ”copy & paste”? This refers to creating many very similar rules/monitors
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12. If you are using the Authoring Console, which MP elements/constructs have you used when authoring an MP (please specify all that apply):
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13. Do you also use the Distributed Application Designer to model your Line of Business Applications?
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14. Please comment on improvements you’d like to see in the Distributed Application Designer (please specify)
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15. Please list your suggestions in order of importance for how custom Management Pack authoring using the OpsMgr Console could be made easier. Are there particular areas that you have struggled with? (please specify)
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16. Please list your suggestions in order of importance for how custom Management Pack authoring using the Authoring Console could be made easier. Are there particular areas that you have struggled with? (please specify)
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17. How did you learn to author MPs, and what resources did you use? (please specify)
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18. Are there specific areas of authoring that you found complex that could be documented better? (please specify)
19. Please provide your e-mail address if you are willing to be contacted regarding your feedback or for future surveys (optional)
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