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

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Chapter 11. Writing Custom Device Reports

In the previous chapter, we reviewed each of Zenoss Core's canned reports, and even though we could customize some of them, we were still constrained as to what each report could contain. In this chapter, we're going to query the Zenoss Core data model to create custom reports. And we'll do it from the graphical interface provided by the Custom Device Report interface. Our topics include:

  • Custom Device Reports and how to use zendmd to explore the data model
  • Scheduled report delivery with reportmail

Let's start with a simple custom device report.

Creating Custom Device Reports

When you view the Reports page in Zenoss Core, you should notice an empty report class called Custom Device Reports. The custom device ...

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