This is very cool now I can build my own beer MP with a recovery task to SMS my girlfriend to buy or bring me more beer.
The file has included test examples and vlc player. The Management Pack is 32Kb
This management packs can be used to keep track of the level of coffee in left in the pot.
With this management pack, you will never run dry of, what we all know, is the most important part of a productive environment!
This is mostly made as a proof of concept, as this technique can be transferred to other monitor types. It could be expanded with other types of sensors, like a weight to check the level of coffee instead of a camera, or a thermometer to check the temperature of the coffee.
This is the very first version. It has been tested in test environments.
By default, it will trigger a warning when under 50% is left, and a Critical Alert when under 20% is left.
Please do not hesitate to report any bugs and please send suggestions for the next version you might have.
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1
A network connected camera
Coffee machine with clear-glass pot and free view to all of the pot, see an example in the video.