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Zenoss: Tame Report Noise (and Lose Nagios?)

Dec 14, 2007, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charlie Schluting)

"We started our first Zenoss article with the full intention of completely replacing Nagios for host and service monitoring. We are happy to report Zenoss is, in fact, fully up to the task. Here's how the last hurdles, monitoring services and alerting, were implemented.

"It can't be all peachy news, can it? No, not quite. Configuring service monitoring in Zenoss is semi-frustrating. Not that it's difficult to do, in fact, the only reason it's frustrating at all is because you're quite tempted to implement all kinds of fanciness that Nagios cannot. If you stick to the straight ping-test and checks of basic services, like HTTP, Zenoss almost configures itself..."

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