As we get closer to having an official Zenoss Core 4 release candidate, it's time to get our installation documentation in order. We've incorporated many of your suggestions and improvements into our new install documentation. There have been fairly major changes, including the use of yum for all packaging operations, and other significant tweaks. Please give it a read and test it out. If you find bugs or areas of improvement, file a bug at jira.zenoss.com -- you'll need to create an account first -- and mark it as a P1 or P2 bug so it gets reviewed quickly.
Remember that documentation bugs will receive credit in our BugHunt -- so be sure to tag your bugs with the "bughunt" tag. See my previous post if you want more info on our official Core 4 BugHunt. We take our documentation seriously and this also means that you get lots of BugHunt points for any documentation bugs
We also realize that the install process is fairly complex, and we plan to keep the Zenoss Core 4 auto-deploy script around as a community-supported option for getting Zenoss Core up and running with a minimum of fuss. This script does everything for you -- just run it on RHEL/CentOS 6 64-bit and it will download everything you need. Then just head to http://127.0.0.1:8080 to complete setup.