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Openstack Cloud Monitoring

Created on: Sep 19, 2011 4:01 PM by Nick Yeates - Last Modified:  Sep 19, 2011 4:17 PM by Nick Yeates

Developed by: Chet Luther


This project is a Zenoss extension (ZenPack) that allows for monitoring of OpenStack. This means that you can monitor the flavors, images and servers a user or consumer perspective. OpenStack Compute v1.1 (Cactus) is known to be supported. Specifically this means that Rackspace's CloudServers can be monitored.


In the future it is likely that support for monitoring OpenStack Storage (Swift) will be added.


OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution.







Normal Installation (packaged egg)

Download the latest OpenStack ZenPack. Copy this file to your Zenoss server and run the following commands as the zenoss user.

zenpack --install ZenPacks.zenoss.OpenStack-1.0.2-py2.6.egg zenoss restart 

Developer Installation (link mode)

If you wish to further develop and possibly contribute back to the OpenStack ZenPack you should clone the git repository, then install the ZenPack in developer mode using the following commands.

git clone git://
zenpack --link --install ZenPacks.zenoss.OpenStack zenoss restart



  • Zenoss Versions Supported: 3.1.0
  • External Dependencies:
  • ZenPack Dependencies:
  • Installation Notes:
  • Configuration:


Change History:

  • 1.0.2 initial release

Tested: This ZenPack was tested with versions 3.1.0


Known issues:

Note: binary attachments ending in .zip will need to be unzipped before use.
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