|| ||Michael Badger <mcbadger-AT-gmail.com> |
|| ||pr-AT-lwn.net |
|| ||New Zenoss Core Book Available: Press Release |
|| ||Mon, 23 May 2011 21:26:14 -0400|
|| ||Article, Thread
Michael Badger recently wrote Zenoss Core 3.x Network and System
Monitoring, a step-by-step guide to configuring, using, and adapting
Zenoss Core 3.0 to your monitoring environment. The book, published by
Packt Publishing, builds upon and updates an earlier Zenoss Core book.
Zenoss Core is an open source IT monitoring platform that makes it easy
for businesses to proactively monitor their networks, computer systems,
and web sites. Zenoss Core 3.x Network and System Monitoring shows
readers the monitoring basics: adding devices, monitoring for
availability and performance, processing events, and reviewing reports.
The book dives into more advanced customizations, such as custom device
reports, external event handling (for example, syslog server,
zensendevent, and Windows Event Logs), and custom monitoring templates
using SNMP, Nagios, and Cacti data sources.
Zenoss Core supports both Nagios and Cacti plugins. In the book, Badger
includes an example of a Nagios-style plugin and shows readers where to
get a Cacti-compatible plugin. Using the Nagios plugin example, readers
will learn how to create, package, and distribute a ZenPack. In Zenoss
Core, ZenPacks are modules that add monitoring functionality.
Badger shows readers how to explore and find objects in Zenoss Core's
data model using zendmd, an interactive Python shell. Using the zendmd
shell helps administrators effectively write event transformations and
custom device reports.
Michael Badger is technical communications professional and a Packt
Publishing author of three computer books. Zenoss Core 3.x Network and
Systems Monitoring is his second Zenoss Core book. He also published
Scratch 1.4 Beginner's Guide. See www.badgerfiles.com for more information.
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