I recently had a chance to catch-up with Matt Ray. Matt, in his role as a technical evangelist at Opscode, has been working on automating IT deployments, configuration management, and how to plug infrastrcture monitoring into the equation - a very critical task if you are moving into a highly virtualized or Cloud based environment (DevOps).
Matt has been working on a demo and a new Cookbook showing how all this can be done with Chef and Zenoss. Here is the video interview I captured with Matt talking on the subject:
If you want to learn more, Matt just posted his demo showing an automated deployment and configuration of Zenoss and how when nodes are deployed they are automatically configured for monitoring. Very cool stuff!