Most vendor management packs are sealed so that you cannot change any of the original settings in the management pack file. However, you can create customizations, such as overrides or new monitoring objects, and save them to a different management pack. By default, Operations Manager 2007 saves all customizations to the Default Management Pack. As a best practice, you should create a separate management pack for each sealed management pack you want to customize.

Creating a new management pack for storing overrides has the following advantages:

For more information about sealed and unsealed management packs, see Management Pack Formats ( For more information about management pack customizations and the Default Management Pack, see About Management Packs in Operations Manager 2007 (