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System Center

Updated: August 10, 2011

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, System Center Operations Manager 2007

Represents a data source module type definition in a management pack.

<DataSourceModuleType ID=”Company.Product.DataSourceModuleTypeID” Comment=”Comment” Accessibility=”Public/Internal” RunAs=”SecureReferenceID” Batching=”True/False”>

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and the parent element of the DataSourceModuleType element.



Attribute Description


Required attribute. Represents the identity of the element. To learn how to identify your element in a management pack, see Element Identity and Namespace Conventions.


Optional attribute. Represents commentary by the management pack author.


Required attribute. Defines the visibility of the module type definition.


Optional attribute. Refers to a SecureReference type ID. All instances of this module type definition will run under the credentials set for the SecureReference ID. When not specified, the module will run under the default action account.


Optional attribute. Indicates whether or not the module type can accept a batch of input data at one time. Not relevant for composite module types. Default value is false.

Accessibility Attribute Values


Value Description


Indicates that the module type definition is visible to external management packs.


Indicates that the module type definition is not visible to external management packs.

Child Elements


Element Description

Configuration (DataSourceModuleType)

Required element. Represents the parameters for a monitor or module type definition in XSD schema.

OverrideableParameters (DataSourceModuleType)

Optional element. Contains any overrideable configuration parameters in a monitor or module type definition.

ModuleImplementation (DataSourceModuleType)

Required element. Defines the implementation type for native or managed module type definitions and defines the composite elements for composite module type definitions.

OutputType (DataSourceModuleType)

Required element. Defines the output data type of a module type definition.

Parent Elements


Element Description


Contains module type definitions in a management pack.

Data source module types have no input and a single output. Because they take no input, they are usually the first module in any workflow.

Data source module types are the only module types that can be used in Discovery workflow definitions. When used in discovery workflows, they must always return a System.Discovery.Data data type.

For more information about DataSource modules, see DataSource (DataSourceModuleType).

The following sample shows two DataSourceModuleType elements. Both are defined in the Microsoft.Windows.Library management pack. The Microsoft.Windows.BaseEventProvider is implemented in native code and is used inside the composite data source module type element Microsoft.Windows.EventCollector. To offer filtering through a condition detection module, the Microsoft.Windows.EventCollector module wraps the functionality of Microsoft.Windows.BaseEventProvider.

<DataSourceModuleType ID="Microsoft.Windows.BaseEventProvider" Accessibility="Public">
    <xsd:element name="ComputerName" type="ComputerNameType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1" />
    <xsd:element name="LogName" type="xsd:string" />
    <xsd:element name="AllowProxying" type="xsd:boolean" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1" />

<DataSourceModuleType ID="Microsoft.Windows.EventCollector" Accessibility="Public">
    <xsd:element name="ComputerName" type="ComputerNameType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1" />
    <xsd:element name="LogName" type="xsd:string" />
    <xsd:element name="AllowProxying" type="xsd:boolean" />
    <xsd:element name="Expression" type="ExpressionType" />
    <OverrideableParameter ID="AllowProxying" Selector="$Config/AllowProxying$" ParameterType="bool" />
        <DataSource TypeID="Microsoft.Windows.BaseEventProvider" ID="Provider">
        <ConditionDetection TypeID="System!System.ExpressionFilter" ID="Filter">
        <Node ID="Filter">
          <Node ID="Provider" />

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