It’s hot this summer and the Zenoss community has been fired up with many new users and a number of updates. Our Documentation has recently been updated. Check out—the new Getting Started and Extended Monitoring Guides to better understand how to use Zenoss. Also thanks to your contributions we have just reached over 100ZenPacks; extend your Zenoss today with these awesome plugins. James Pulver, one of our Zen Masters, has done a great job writing the Zenoss Users Forum FAQ . Speaking of Zen Masters—we want to recognize Eric J. Edgar and Ryan Matte, Zenoss Masters: Eric. J. Edgar and Ryan Matte, who have been a huge help in the Zenoss Community momentum. Congratulations guys!
The Summer of ZenPacks Rolls On
The Summer of Community ZenPacks Contest has been a wild success as we extend Zenoss through our plugin library. Some recent contributions include SSH-based ZenPacks for monitoring OpenSolaris, Fedora Linux , Gentoo Linux , SuSE Linux and Ubuntu Linux . Remember everyone who contributes a ZenPack is eligible for our grand prize of a QNAP TS-409 Pro Turbo NAS (Network Attached Storage) device or one of four Chumby open source media players.
Tip of the Month: Supporting Large Linux and Unix Filesystems
This tip comes from Zenoss Engineer Kells Kearney. For larger file systems (ie. greater than 12TB), SNMP can’t handle the sizes properly. The workaround is to use SSH to gather the file system information, and to use SNMP for everything else.
Join the Zenoss Herd
Zenoss Core is approaching our one millionth download on SourceForge . This is a huge accomplishment for the project and we want to celebrate. So as we close in on the day of our millionth download we are planning on celebrating by helping out a worthwhile cause. As you may know Zenoss’ mascot is a Zebra, nicknamed Zenny. On the day we cross the millionth download we will adopt 20 Zebras on behalf of our community members via the WWF .
Zenoss King Crab Event Console Preview
In the next release of Zenoss (code-named “King Crab”) we will be overhauling the Zenoss Event Console. The new Event Console will integrate saved event views, filtering, details and logging in a more unified experience. This is a technology demonstration, so there are quite a few issues still present and we will be updating the demonstration over the next few weeks as we make improvements. Please check out the demo and let us know what you think.
Geeks for the Cure
Zenoss employees and their families have decided to team up to form Zenoss Geeks for a Cure to run the Komen Race for the Cure in Austin and Baltimore this fall. We want to invite the Zenoss Community members, your friends and family to run in our hometowns or in your home town. We’ll provide team T-shirts to the first 150 folks who register for any Race for the Cure and we’ll even send you a Zenny the Zebra (our lovable mascot) to take to the race with you.
Thank you for your interest and support for Zenoss.
Mark R. Hinkle
Vice President, Community
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