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

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Event transformations

Event transformations allow us to alter an event's properties with a Python expression. For example, we can use an event transformation to:

  • Suppress, drop, or otherwise alter the state of an event.
  • Assign the event properties, such as severity, state, or summary, based on a conditional check of another device or event.
  • Process events by location.
  • Sort the incoming syslog messages for further handling.
  • ... and much, much more

Event transformations are a flexible tool in your Zenoss Core toolbox, and how you use them will largely depend on your imagination, needs, and scripting abilities.

Zenoss Core is a Python-based application and as a result, knowing Python will drastically increase what you can do with event transformations. ...

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