Zenoss Core Network and System Monitoring
Zenoss Core Book
A step-by-step guide to configuring, using, and adapting this free Open Source network monitoring system – with a Foreword by Mark R. Hinkle, VP of Community Zenoss Inc.
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Zenoss Core features:
- Discover, manage, and monitor IT resources
- Build custom event processing and alerting rules
- Configure Zenoss Core via an easy to use web interface
- Drag and drop dashboard portlets with Google Maps integration
Who Should Read
In my early experience with Zenoss Core, I knew I was staring at a great product, but trying to decipher it’s functionalities left me frustrated. I wrote Zenoss Core with a fundamental belief that before you can administer your systems, network resources, or Zenoss Core, you need to be able to use Zenoss Core.
This book is for you, if you:
- Are new to Zenoss Core
- Want to monitor the IT resources on your network
- Need professionally edited and peer-reviewed Zenoss Core documentation
Zenoss, Inc. markets Zenoss as an enterprise monitoring solution, and while Zenoss makes a fantastic enterprise marketing solution, I believe the user base extends all the way down to the small and home offices. Managing IT is a critical skill set, and as the IT pool of any one office or organization grows, so does the need to know what’s happening with that computer in the closet.
To me, Zenoss Core’s fundamental assest is that it integrates many moving parts and individual complex processes into an full-featured, easy-to-use web interface. Its open source price tag means we have a combination of features that makes network and system monitoring accessible to a range of people who may not have considered monitoring solutions in the past.
Zenoss Core conforms to your skill and knowledge level. As you add Linux skills or system administration knowledge, you’ll get more out of Zenoss Core. Though, as we see in the book, you don’t need existing Linux knowledge to take Zenoss Core for a test drive. If you’re able to download and install files from the internet, then you have everything you need to run Zenoss Core through a virtual instance using VMware.