Visual Studio Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool (TSMMD) v2.0 CTP is now live at http://www.codeplex.com/dfo.

This project has two deliverables.

First is the Visual Studio Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool (TSMMD). TSMMD is a tool for modeling line-of-business health scenarios and the associated instrumentation. The tool includes guidance packages that generate platform instrumentation (called Instrumentation Helpers) and validators to confirm that application source code contains instrumentation defined in the Health Model. The tool can then be used to generate Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager 2007.

Second is the Management Guide that contains prescriptive guidance on building highly manageable applications on the Microsoft Windows platform.

TSMMD is in an early stage of development. It was developed to help raise the Architect and Developer awareness of the needs of the ITPRO.

patterns & practices is releasing this CTP with a level of functionality to enable the end-to-end adoption and consumption of the health modeling scenario from Architecture to IT.

We need your feedback. Is the tooling correct? What did we get right and where did we fall short?

New features include:

  1. Improved model and user experience.
  2. Limited support for Enterprise Library Logging.
  3. Native support for model export to System Center Operations Manager Management Packs.
  4. Support for existing applications through MSIL scanning for Event Log, Performance Counter, WMI and Enterprise Library instrumentation.

Please download the TSMMD right now and starting giving feedback.

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