New Versions of Zenoss, ZenPacks and a Guarantee
This has been a big month at Zenoss. Early in May we released Zenoss Core 2.4 with the help of our community beta-testers and contributors. June 2 is also the release of Zenoss Enterprise 2.4 featuring our brand new Big 4 Break-Free Guarantee. What’s next? Our Community Manager Matt Ray is also busy working on the Summer of Community ZenPacks Contest project working with our community to create lots of new ZenPacks over the next three months, so get involved today!
Zenoss Enterprise 2.4 comes with an industry-first guarantee of 50% or more cost savings on licensing, maintenance, and deployment compared to traditional products from HP, IBM, CA, and BMC.
Zenoss Enterprise 2.4 not only offers a guarantee but the following new features:
- Normalization of Metrics Across Heterogeneous Technologies
- Scalable, Secure Monitoring of Linux/Unix Servers
- Monitoring of Internal or External Web Services
- Expanded Device and Applications Support
- Simplified Setup and Configuration
- Support for VMware vSphere 4.0
We are very excited about the new features in Zenoss Enterprise and we want you to have the chance to witness them yourself. So every week we will be conducting a live, interactive demo of Zenoss Enterprise where you can see Zenoss monitoring in action. Sign-up today and see what all the hype is about!
To help kick off the new Zenoss 2.4 release, we’ve decided to jumpstart the creation of new ZenPacks with another Community ZenPack Contest. 2009 has already been off to a great start, there are new ZenPacks for HP ProLiant Monitor ZenPack, Printer Toner, an Event Views Portlet, and even VMware Virtual Machines Report. In the Forums there are a wide variety of ZenPacks being discussed and tested, but we wanted to really kickstart the process. So we’re announcing a Summer of Community ZenPacks Contest with not 1, but 5 great prizes!
Does Zenoss look cool, but you need a helping hand to get started? We offer regular instructor-led webinars where you can follow along as we install and configure Zenoss Core. Then you can ask your questions where Zenoss Engineers can answer your most pressing questions. Here is an example of what the last attendees asked and the answers to their questions.
This month you get two tips for the price of one from Zenoss engineers Chet Luther and Chip Holden. First, from Chet we have an event transform for suppressing all further events from a device when they are unreachable by ping. The second tip comes from Chip “mrchippy” Holden on how to stop all events from a location when a router to that location goes down.
We had some Testimonials from our Users from those who participated in our April Survey. Thanks to John B. and Mike Loven and everyone else for their kind words.
- Getting Started with Zenoss: Webinar, June 2
- Weekly Live Demo: Webinar, June 3
- Weekly Live Demo: Webinar, June 10
- Join Zenoss at SouthEast LinuxFest: Clemson, SC, June 13
- Getting Started with Zenoss: Webinar, June 16
- Getting Started with Zenoss: Webinar, June 30
- Red Hat Summit: Chicago, IL, Sep 1-4