Part 6: Use VSAE fragments to add Alert, State, and Performance views to your MP


This is Part 6 in a series of posts described here:


In our next example fragment – we will create a folder and views to see our monitoring data we have generated thus far.


Step 1:  Download and extract the sample MP fragments.  These are available here:

I will update these often as I enhance and add new ones, so check back often for new versions.


Step 2:  Open your newly created MP solution, and open Solution Explorer.  This solution was created in Part 1, and the class was created in Part 2.


Step 3:  Create a folder and add the fragment to it.

Create a folder called “Views” in your MP, if you don’t already have this folder.



Right click Views, and Add > Existing item.

Find the fragment named “Folder.State.Alert.Perf.Views.mpx” and add it.

Select Folder.State.Alert.Perf.Views.mpx in solution explorer to display the XML.


Step 4:  Find and Replace

Replace ##CompanyID## with our company ID which is “Fab

Replace ##AppName## with our App ID, which is “DemoApp

Replace ##ClassID## with the custom class we created in Part 2 of the series.  This was “Fab.DemoApp.Class” from our previous class fragment.


That took all of 2 minutes.  Take another few minutes to review the XML we have in this fragment.  It is a simple set of view definitions for Alerts, Performance, and State, along with DisplayStrings for displaynames for each.




Step 5:  Build the MP.   BUILD > Build Solution.





Step 6:  Import or Deploy the management pack.




Step 7:  Test the MP.

Open the Monitoring pane of the console – you will have a new folder and views:




From here you will see the alerts scoped to our custom app class, along with any performance and health state data for all discovered instances.






Comments (2)

  1. Excellent Article Kelvin.

  2. HectorMarcia says:

    so easy. this is easier and faster that MPAuthor…

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