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

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Creating events by e-mail

Zenoss Core provides two not often talked about daemons to generate events from e-mails. The zenmail daemon allows us to start a Zenoss Core SMTP server that other programs can use as a mail server to send e-mail messages directly to Zenoss Core. Zenoss Core automatically turns the message into an event. The zenpop3 daemon retrieves e-mails from a specified account and generates events based on the incoming e-mails.

To use either program in daemon mode, we need to edit the $ZENHOME/bin/zenoss configuration file, so that the daemons start when Zenoss Core starts.

As the zenoss user:

  1. Open $ZENHOME/bin/zenoss in a text editor.
  2. Find the line in the script that begins with $ZENHOME/bin/zenfunctions and uncomment or add the ...

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