Happy New Year! We would like to thank you for your support in 2008 and wish you a prosperous 2009. As we start to move through the new year we will build on last year’s milestones including passing 875,000 total downloads and managing over 1.7 million devices on all 7 continents. With your help Zenoss success will continue to grow.
Zenoss Community Day
In February we will be conducting a Zenoss Community Day in Los Angeles, a one day free training session and community discussion preceding the Southern California Linux Exposition. The training day will be free to all participants and will feature instructor-led training on how to get the most out of Zenoss Core.
Zenoss Community Satisfaction Survey
This fall we surveyed our customers and asked them about their level of satisfaction with Zenoss products and services. We appreciate the feedback and we are rolling that back into our support processes. As members of the community using Zenoss Core we would like your opinions as well. Please share your thoughts so that we can improve your community experience. [We will conduct a drawing for an Acer Aspire One Notebook from all those who participate to sweeten the pot.]
Tip of the Month: Selectively Disable Daemons
Zenoss supports monitoring many different protocols with a variety of daemons, but some installations may not require every protocol available. In a recent forum thread, Zenoss employee Chet Luther explained how to selectively disable daemons if you won’t be using them. Read the all the details on the Zenoss blog.
Next Zenoss Release – CodeName: Blue Crab
The next release of Zenoss code-named “Blue Crab” aims to provide an SSH-based monitoring and modeling comparable to the current SNMP options. While this code is still being developed, we would like to enlist the Zenoss community’s assistance in providing test data for our parsing code. Get the full details on how to get involved.
Zenoss Extensions and Add-ons
What makes Zenoss more interesting than other network management tools is its extensibility and ability to interact with other systems. We have seen a steady flow of ZenPacks donated by the community. We also have a few new add-ons that help you interact from your desktop (New Community Zenoss Tray Applet) and your iPhone (Introducing ZiPEC - iPhone Event Console for Zenoss). We also have some cool mashups between Zenoss and Puppet and New Zenoss/Deki Mashup Available. Let us know if you have an extension or add-on you would like to share with other Zenoss users.
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In the News
See what people are saying about Zenoss this month:
- ZDNet: Bucking the Trend,Handful of open source players attract VC funding
- Processor Magazine: Network Management Musts – What You Need To Manage Your Network On A Budget
- SmartGeeks: Best Alternatives To Your Enterprise Applications & Functions
- Linux Basement Podcast: Episode 33 – Zenoss