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

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Chapter 9. Extending Zenoss Core with ZenPacks

In the previous chapters, we've explored the out-of-the-box functionality of Zenoss Core. In this chapter, we'll explore ZenPacks. ZenPacks are add-on modules and are the most common way for the Zenoss community to extend Zenoss Core's capabilities. In this chapter, we will learn how to:

  • Install HttpMonitor—a community ZenPack to monitor the response time and content of a web page
  • Create a ZenPack using the bogo_check plugin that we configured in Chapter 5,
  • Package and distribute a ZenPack

The examples in this chapter provide a solid understanding of how you would install or create a ZenPack. As with all the other examples in this book, it's up to you to apply the concepts to your individual monitoring ...

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