One of the main foundations to the template concept with SAP Solution Manager 7.1 is the use of parameters that can be filled with managed object specific values during the template activation. This way you can use the same template for several managed objects which increases transparency and decreases maintenance effort. For standard managed object types several parameters are available during monitoring activation. So you don’t have to worry about different system numbers or ports for your ABAP instances, because these are available as parameters and will be set to the correct value during monitoring activation. For unspecific cluster systems it is difficult to deliver a standard set of parameters, because they are too various. With Solution Manager 7.1 SP12 we address this issue by introducing custom parameters for unspecific cluster systems. This guide describes how to create these parameters and how to create an unspecific cluster system that uses them.