Question about sources

Topics: General Discussion, Instrumentation, VSMMD
Jun 28, 2007 at 10:52 AM

How can I download VSMMD sources?

Jan 22, 2008 at 3:35 PM
Edited Jan 22, 2008 at 6:43 PM
Hi Closer,
Much activity has been happening around the Design for Operations program. When we started the project in patterns & practices we naturally proceeded just like any other project in p&p with the expectation that after internal reviews and signoff that sources for the tooling would be publically available.

In recent months several decisions have been made about how the tooling would be productized and licensed.

The summary is that VSMMD is now the Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool (TSMMD). The tooling will be licensed and available from the MSDN Download Center. Any Visual Studio Team System SKU will be required.

We are about to make a major update available in a community preview that will be available shortly. The code is ready to go however we decided to wait to sync with the upcoming update of the Guidance Automation Toolkit.

Major enhancements in this update are:
1) Improved modeling user experience.
2) Limited support for Enterprise Library Logging. (more to come)
3) Native support for System Center OpsMgr Management Packs.
4) Detection of existing instrumentation (MSIL scan for Events, Counters, WMI and Enterprise Library)

Sources will not be made available however we will begin to look for appropriate extension points so that community extensions can be enabled.
For instance writing your own instrumentation technology provider and management pack generation for other monitoring consoles.

The CTP is planned for any day now :) The final release for V2 is planned for April 2008.
The April Release will include Guidaed Experience recipes for common tasks and support for Windows Event 6.0 (Crimson) as well as any community fedback that we can include.
Both the CTP and RTW release will require Visual Studio 2008 and the Guidance Automation Extensions for Visual Studio 2008.

Hope this information helps and keep watching this site for release of TSMMD.

Closer wrote:

How can I download VSMMD sources?