MP Authoring: Extending a class attribute from a file

Sources: Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr and
               Savision Live Maps Blog

Is this a coincidence or what? I’ve been asked to take a look at some new blog articles from Savision about adding a ‘location’ attribute to the Windows Server class. And you can now read their first blog article How-To: Import Computer Location Information Into OpsMgr (Part 1-3) in a series of three.

Savision explains how this can be achieved in three steps:

  1. Create a management pack that adds a ‘location’ attribute to the Windows Server class
  2. Write a connector that reads asset information from a CSV file and updates OpsMgr
  3. Configure Live Maps to create dynamic location aware maps

Steve Rachui also extends in his blog article the class attributes from a flat file. But he uses a discovery vbscript to read the flat file instead of the connector being used/explained (in later blog posts) by Savision.

It’s up to you what you choose to use.

Have fun extending class attributes!

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