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Custom monitors created in Squared Up are saved to SCOM management packs. It is a best practice to organize your monitors into separate management packs based on which type of object (class) they target. This will allow you to easily remove and upgrade your management packs without unduly discarding monitors.

When creating monitors in Squared Up, the user is not given a choice of where to save the new monitor. Instead, it is automatically determined using a rule defined by the administrator. The rule defines the name of the management pack to which the monitor will be saved. The name can contain parameters that are substituted with values from type of object that the monitor targets.

The parameters that can be used are:

  • {TargetClass} The name of the class that the monitor targets
  • {TargetClassMP} The name of the management pack that contains the class that the monitor targets

Squared Up will save the monitor to the appropriate management pack. If the management pack does not exist, it is automatically created.


Follow these instruction to edit the name of the management pack used for custom monitors.

Important: modifying the configuration causes the web application to restart and all users will be logged off.


On the Windows Server where Squared Up is installed:

  • Open: Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  • Expand <server-name> > Sites > Default Web Site.
  • Select 'SquaredUp'.
  • Open 'Application Settings' in the main panel.
  • Open the 'managementpack-monitor' setting to edit the value.


The Squared Up web application will automatically restart and use the new settings.