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Zenoss Core Network and System Monitoring: A step-by-step guide to configuring, using, and adapting the free open-source network monitoring system

Book Description

Implement Zenoss core and fit it into your security management environment using this easy-to-understand tutorial guide. From small business to a large enterprise, this books helps organizations collect data, monitor, and report on their IT assets. Zenoss Core offers a feature-rich, accessible solution to organizations that lack the financial resources to purchase a proprietary monitoring solution or the technical resources. This book makes no distinction about your existing systems management knowledge or lack; thereof and assumes everyone is new to Zenoss Core. The emphasis is on configuring and administering a monitoring environment from the comforts of a graphical web interface.

Table of Contents

  1. Zenoss Core Network and System Monitoring
  2. Credits
  3. Foreword
  4. About the Author
  5. Acknowledgement
  6. About the Reviewers
  7. Preface
    1. What This Book Covers
    2. What You Need for This Book
      1. Hardware
    3. Who Is This Book For
    4. Conventions
    5. Reader Feedback
    6. Customer Support
      1. Downloading the Example Code for the Book
      2. Errata
      3. Questions
  8. 1. Introduction
    1. What is Zenoss?
      1. Web Portal
      2. Device Management
      3. Availability and Performance Monitors
      4. Event Management
      5. System Reports
    2. Zenoss Inc.
    3. Summary
  9. 2. System Architecture
    1. User Layer
    2. Data Layer
    3. Collection Layer
      1. Device Management
      2. Performance And Availability
      3. Event Information
    4. Summary
  10. 3. Installation and Set up
    1. Server Specifications
      1. Supported Operating Systems
    2. Zenoss Dependencies
      1. Quick Start with Virtual Appliance
        1. Install Virtual Appliance
        2. Working with The Virtual Appliance
      2. Binary Installation
      3. Source Installation
        1. Ubuntu Notes
        2. System Setup for Source Install
        3. Download Zenoss Source
        4. Build And Install Zenoss
    3. Server Setup
      1. Start Zenoss at Boot Time
      2. Firewall Policies
      3. SNMP on Linux
        1. Install SNMP on Linux
        2. WMI And SNMP on Windows
    4. Summary
  11. 4. The Zenoss User Interface
    1. Welcome to Zenoss
      1. Navigation Techniques
      2. User Accounts
      3. Main Views
        1. Locations with Google Maps
        2. Device Issues
        3. Zenoss Issues
        4. Watch List
        5. Root Organizers
        6. Production State
      4. Browse By Organizers
        1. Locations
        2. Systems And Groups
        3. Networks
      5. Inheritance
      6. Classes
        1. Set Device Properties
    2. Summary
  12. 5. Device Management
    1. Add Devices
    2. Device Status
    3. Device Administration
      1. Lock Or Unlock Device
      2. Rename A Device
      3. Reset IP Address
      4. Push Changes
      5. Device List
      6. Delete Devices
    4. Model Devices
      1. SNMP
        1. Test SNMP
        2. Windows Considerations
        3. SNMP Collector Plug-ins
        4. Model Device
        5. SSH Modeling
        6. SSH Collector Plug-ins
        7. Zenoss Plug-ins
        8. Model Device
        9. Port Scan Modeling
      2. OS Tab
      3. Hardware Tab
    5. Device zProperties
    6. Summary
  13. 6. Status and Performance Monitors
    1. Available Monitors
      1. Status Monitors
      2. Performance Monitors
        1. Add A New Monitor
        2. Attach A Monitor To Devices
    2. Component Status
      1. OS Tab
        1. Interfaces
        2. OS Processes
        3. Services
        4. IP Services
        5. Win Services
        6. File Systems
        7. Routes
    3. Performance Graphs
    4. Performance Templates
      1. Data Sources
      2. Thresholds
      3. Graph Definitions
        1. Reorder The Graphs on The Perf Tab
        2. Customize A Threshold
    5. Summary
  14. 7. Event Management
    1. Monitor Syslog Messages
      1. Collect Cisco Router Syslogs
      2. Test Syslog Configuration with Logger
    2. Monitor Windows Event Logs
      1. Test Event Log Configuration with Eventcreate
    3. Event Console
      1. Event Log
      2. Device Event View
    4. Event Classes
      1. Classes
      2. Mappings
        1. Status
        2. Edit
        3. Sequence
      3. Events And History
      4. zProperties
    5. Event Manager
      1. Fields
      2. Commands
    6. Working with Events
      1. Add Events
      2. Map Events
      3. Overridden Objects
      4. Transformations
      5. Event Work Flow
    7. Event De-Duplication
    8. Summary
  15. 8. System Reports
    1. Report Overview
    2. Device Reports
      1. All Devices
        1. Manufacturers and Products
      2. All Monitored Components
      3. Device Changes
      4. Model Collection Age
      5. New Devices
      6. Ping Status Issues
      7. SNMP Status Issues
      8. Software Inventory
    3. Event Reports
      1. All Event Classes
      2. All Event Mappings
      3. All Heartbeats
    4. Graph Reports
    5. Multi-Graph Reports
    6. Performance Reports
      1. Aggregate Reports
      2. Availability Report
      3. CPU Utilization
      4. Filesystem Utilization Report
      5. Interface Utilization
      6. Memory Utilization
      7. Threshold Summary
    7. User Reports
      1. Notification Schedules
    8. Summary
  16. 9. Settings and Administration
    1. Alerting Rules
    2. User Management
      1. Administered Objects
      2. Event Views
      3. Alerting Rules
        1. Alert Escalations
        2. Message
        3. Schedule
      4. Groups
    3. System Settings
    4. Commands
    5. Menus
    6. Portlets Permission
    7. Zenoss Daemons
    8. Maintenance Windows
    9. Add MIBs
    10. Back Up and Restore
      1. Automate Backups
    11. Update Zenoss Core
      1. RPM Update
      2. Source Update
      3. Virtual Appliance Update
    12. Summary
  17. 10. Extend Zenoss
    1. ZenPacks
      1. Install
        1. Monitor Websites with HttpMonitor
      2. Create
        1. Add Objects to ZenPack
        2. Export ZenPack
        3. Contribute ZenPacks
    2. Plug-ins
      1. Test The Plug-in
      2. Apply The Plug-in to A Device
      3. Debug
      4. Zenoss Plugins
    3. Email Reports
    4. Email Events
      1. Zenmail
      2. Zenpop3
    5. Access Zenoss Objects Database with zendmd
    6. Summary
  18. 11. Technical Support
    1. Troubleshoot Zenoss
      1. Reports
      2. Zenoss Daemons
        1. Basic Usage
        2. Log Files
    2. Community Support
      1. Documentation
      2. Code
      3. Discuss
    3. Commercial Support
      1. Support Subscriptions
      2. Consulting
      3. Training
    4. Summary
  19. A. Event Attributes
  20. B. TALES and Device Attributes