May 12, 2011
-- Written by Michael Badger, this book will help readers write custom device reports to extract, display, and analyze monitoring data. It will also help readers set up, model and configure devices.
Zenoss (Zenoss Core) is an open source application, server and network management platform based on the Zope application server. Released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2, Zenoss Core provides a web interface that allows system administrators to monitor availability, inventory/configuration, performance and events.
Zenoss Core 3.x Network and System Monitoring contains step-by-step examples to demonstrate Zenoss Core's capabilities. Through this book the readers can learn to customize monitoring templates using SNMP, Nagios and Cacti data sources. They also learn how to explore Zenoss Core's data model using zendmd so that they can more effectively write event transformations and custom device reports.
Starting with the Zenoss basics, this book requires no existing knowledge of systems management. The book starts by covering installation and configuration, before moving on to administration and dashboard usage. The book covers the monitoring basics: adding devices, monitoring for availability and performance, processing events, and reviewing reports.
Network and system administrators who are monitoring their IT assets with Zenoss Core and who proactively monitors servers, routers, computers, websites and devices will find this book a beneficial and interesting read. The book is out now and available from Packt. For more information please visit:- http://link.packtpub.com/iWRx1N