Naming of MP's, Rules
Hello together, maybe this is a strange question but I am currently looking for good examples regarding naming conventions for own Management Packs, Monitors, Rules etc. The reason why I am asking about it is that all my tries looked fine firsthand but after a while they were to complicated or simply not usable for day by day business (to long, to cryptic etc.). Maybe someone can help me out here or just give me a clue from his experience. Thank you, M.
October 11th, 2010 10:08pm

Hi, I guess there is a lot of ideas around this. A idea could be For own rules/monitors Organization - Service - Description for example "Contoso - HR APP - Rule for event ID 100" then for MPs I often try to build the structure in one sealed MP, including for example all classes, this could be named for example Contoso.PetShop.Library , then a unseal MP that includes everything that we need to adapt, named for example Contoso.PetShop.ConfigurationAnders Bengtsson | Microsoft PFE | blog at
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October 11th, 2010 10:20pm

I always like to keep display names as short as possible, but describing what we're monitoring. Never include threshold type of information in a rule or alert name, because thresholds can be overriden and then the operator might get confused looking at alert context. Example Rule name: <performance object\counter> threshold monitor Alert: <performance object\counter> exceeded maximum threshold The details will be in the alert context. For MP naming, I suggest <vendor> <application> <applicatioin major version> If the application was developed in-house, consider using just applicaton and major version...or tack on your company name. I've never been a fan of using company names in MP elements, because everyone at the company knows who they work for. :)HTH, Jonathan Almquist - MSFT
October 12th, 2010 7:21am

Hi, Good point about not including threshold or configuration that can be overwritten. Why I include company name or organization shortening is to easy see what we have created and what is out of the box. It makes it easier to find things when searching and if we need to move MPs it is also easier.Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft PFE | blog at
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October 12th, 2010 8:25am

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