Course Outline


Overview of Zenoss Features and Architecture

  • Real-time monitoring
  • Modeling vs. Monitoring

Setting up Zenoss

  • Installing, enabling browser access
  • Configuring Zenoss Core

Getting Started

  • Navigating the User Interface
  • Using Zenoss Resource Manager

Monitoring Network Devices

  • Working with SNMP, SSH, and WMI
  • Time-series analysis of performance and anomalies

Monitoring Network Services

  • Monitoring HTTP, POP3, NNTP, SNMP, FTP

Working with Monitoring Templates

  • Configuring a monitoring template
  • Creating a monitoring template

Monitoring Host Resources

  • Monitoring processor and disk usage

Setting Alerts

  • Using event management tools
  • Creating rule sets, triggers, and on-call calendars
  • Discovering network resources
  • Detecting changes in network configuration
  • Annotating system alerts
  • Generating reports

Extending Zennoss

  • Extending with ZenPacks
  • Working with Nagios plug-in
  • Monitoring Windows Systems


Summary and Conclusion


  • An general understanding of networking and server administration principles
  • Experience with Linux command line


  • System administrators
  • Network administrators
  21 Hours


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