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  • Zenoss Core Administration GuideRelease 6.1.2

    Zenoss, Inc.

    www.zenoss.com

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    Zenoss Core Administration Guide

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    Contents

    About this guide.......................................................................................................................7

    Chapter 1: Using Zenoss Core..........................................................................8Initial login...................................................................................................................................................8Interface and navigation............................................................................................................................ 10Customizing the dashboard....................................................................................................................... 13Search......................................................................................................................................................... 17Navigating the event console.................................................................................................................... 18Running a command from the browser interface......................................................................................21Working with triggers and notifications................................................................................................... 22Advanced user interface configuration......................................................................................................34

    Chapter 2: Adding, discovering and modeling devices................................ 36Discovering devices................................................................................................................................... 36Adding devices manually.......................................................................................................................... 39Modeling devices....................................................................................................................................... 40About modeler plugins.............................................................................................................................. 43Debugging the modeling process.............................................................................................................. 44

    Chapter 3: Working with devices...................................................................45Viewing the device list..............................................................................................................................45Working with devices................................................................................................................................45Managing devices and device attributes................................................................................................... 54

    Chapter 4: Configuration properties............................................................. 60Configuration property types.....................................................................................................................60Configuration properties inheritance and override....................................................................................60Viewing and overriding device properties................................................................................................ 62Viewing and overriding event properties..................................................................................................77Viewing and overriding network properties............................................................................................. 78

    Chapter 5: Monitoring templates................................................................... 80Creating templates..................................................................................................................................... 80Renaming templates...................................................................................................................................80Template binding....................................................................................................................................... 80Example: Defining templates in the device hierarchy.............................................................................. 82Example: Applying templates to multiple areas in the device hierarchy..................................................82

    Chapter 6: Basic monitoring...........................................................................83Availability monitoring..............................................................................................................................83Monitoring using ZenCommand................................................................................................................92SNMP monitoring......................................................................................................................................94Monitoring devices remotely through SSH...............................................................................................95Network map..............................................................................................................................................96

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    Chapter 7: Performance monitoring..............................................................99Monitoring templates............................................................................................................................... 100Template binding..................................................................................................................................... 100Data sources............................................................................................................................................. 101Data points............................................................................................................................................... 102Data point aliases.....................................................................................................................................103Thresholds................................................................................................................................................ 106Performance graphs................................................................................................................................. 110Performance data retention......................................................................................................................112

    Chapter 8: Event management..................................................................... 113Basic event fields.....................................................................................................................................113Other fields...............................................................................................................................................115Details.......................................................................................................................................................116De-duplication.......................................................................................................................................... 116Auto-clear correlation.............................................................................................................................. 117Event consoles......................................................................................................................................... 118Event sources........................................................................................................................................... 123Creating events manually........................................................................................................................ 124Event classes............................................................................................................................................ 125Mapping and transformation................................................................................................................... 126Event life cycle..................

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