This chapter promised a look inside OpsMgr from the macro and micro perspectives. We described first how OpsMgr components are deployed on a single server to a small organization, or across many servers for the large enterprise. We also closely examined the communication channels used between components. We next covered how management packs encapsulate and distribute knowledge about objects and classes of objects, including relationships between objects. Then we looked even deeper at the workflows occurring between modules in a management pack. Finally, we discussed how the Operations console, Web console, and PowerShell present useful management information to the operator and administrator.
With this information, you are ready for the next two chapters, where we discuss designing an OpsMgr 2007 implementation.