Introduction to Zenoss Workshop: Jane Curry – London 27/01/10


Full details and booking on-line booking at:

http://www.ukuug.org/events/zenoss/

The purpose of this workshop is to get delegates started with Zenoss.

The product will be installed in a VMware environment and the main functions

of Zenoss will be explored through a series of practical exercises, using a

combination of real and virtual devices.

Discovery:

Zenoss can discover specific devices, any devices on a given network, and

ranges of devices. They can be classified into different types (such as

Router, Linux Server); they can also be displayed on a network map.

Availability: Availability polling can use ping, SNMP, WMI and ssh commands.

In addition, TCP/UDP ports can be checked, Windows and Unix/Linux processes

can be monitored along with Windows services.

Events:

The Zenoss Event Console provides several views into the events database,

filtered by device, event type or configured for a particular user. Events

can be Acknowledged or Cleared and automation can be setup to alert via email

or pager. Event actions can also be created.

Performance and reporting:

Zenoss provides out-of-the-box collection of basic performance data which can

be further customised. Standard performance graphs can be enhanced and

customised reports can be created to augment those provided by Zenoss.

The workshop aims for at least 80% hands-on time.

No previous knowledge of Zenoss is assumed. By the end of the workshop,

participants should have a working Zenoss installation with basic

customisation and an appreciation of how to further customise for their own

environment.

Workshop Presenter: Jane Curry has been a network and systems management

technical consultant and trainer for 20 years. During her 11 years working

for IBM she had both presales and consultancy roles spanning the Tivoli

availability products.

Since 1997 Jane has been an independent consultant working with many

companies, both large and small, commercial and public sector. Over the last

5 years her work has been more involved with Open Source offerings, with

Zenoss featuring heavily in the last 18 months. She has written a number of

indepth technical papers on Zenoss, available from:

http://www.skills-1st.co.uk/papers/jcurry.html

She was awarded the title of Zenoss Master by Zenoss in February 2009.

****NOTE: Delegates will need to bring their own laptops running a version of

VMware.

****NOTE – Places on this workshop are limited and early booking is advised