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Zenoss Core 3.x Network and System Monitoring by Michael Badger

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Preparing devices for monitoring

One of the first questions we need to answer is, "How will I collect information from my devices and services?" Zenoss Core supports the following ways to model (collect data from) the device:

  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • SSH/Telnet (for example, Zenoss Plugins)
  • Port scan

SNMP gives us the most flexibility and the best device support. WMI lets us access information about services running on Windows servers and can co-exist with SNMP. If we want to monitor Windows event logs, then WMI is a must.

Even if your device supports SNMP, there may be times when you are unable to use it. For example, you're monitoring a remote device that's outside the local network. Zenoss, ...

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