In this chapter we provided a brief overview of Zenoss Core's monitoring capabilities and the underlying technology that makes it all work. It's our blueprint for what we'll discuss as we devote the rest of the book to configuring our monitoring environment. As we work through the rest of the book, we'll demonstrate the core concepts that will help you adapt Zenoss Core to your specific environment.
Feel free to treat each chapter as a stand-alone topic and skip around as needed. In Chapter 2, Discovering Devices we jump right in and discover devices.