"Zenoss is a new open source, company-backed network management
system. It manages applications as well as servers and network
devices---we'll explain what that means shortly. We decided it was
time to give it an honest run for its money. Wait, it is free, but
still we wanted to give it a real review. This article will be a
light how-to focused on our experiences and first impressions with
Zenoss. Next, we'll attempt to convert a real production
environment's monitoring system from Nagios to Zenoss.
"The Zenoss installation process is relatively painless. After
installing dependencies, you need to download the Zenoss tarball
and run the installer script that comes with it. The installation
guides, while they do provide the necessary information, are
painful to read. The Ubuntu guide, for example, suggests that we
add a user named 'zenoss' and set the password to 'zenoss' if
security isn't a concern. The entire document assumes you are new
to Linux, which is also extremely annoying. One is left to assume
that this was community-contributed documentation..."
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