Zenoss Monitoring for Administrators Training Course


Zenoss Community Edition is an application, server, and network management platform for monitoring availability, inventory/configuration, performance, and events. It is based on the Zope application server.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at admins who wish to use Zenoss to monitor physical and virtual networks in the cloud and on-premise.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure Zenoss.
  • Understand Zenoss’s real-time model for monitoring a network.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks in Zenoss.
  • Monitor devices, events, and service.
  • Ensure top application performance.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.


  • An general understanding of networking and server administration principles
  • Experience with Linux command line


  • System administrators
  • Network administrators

Course Outline


Overview of Zenoss Features and Architecture

  • Real-time monitoring
  • Modeling vs. Monitoring

Setting up Zenoss

  • Installing, enabling browser access
  • Configuring Zenoss Core

Getting Started

  • Navigating the User Interface
  • Using Zenoss Resource Manager

Monitoring Network Devices

  • Working with SNMP, SSH, and WMI
  • Time-series analysis of performance and anomalies

Monitoring Network Services

  • Monitoring HTTP, POP3, NNTP, SNMP, FTP

Working with Monitoring Templates

  • Configuring a monitoring template
  • Creating a monitoring template

Monitoring Host Resources

  • Monitoring processor and disk usage

Setting Alerts

  • Using event management tools
  • Creating rule sets, triggers, and on-call calendars
  • Discovering network resources
  • Detecting changes in network configuration
  • Annotating system alerts
  • Generating reports

Extending Zennoss

  • Extending with ZenPacks
  • Working with Nagios plug-in
  • Monitoring Windows Systems


Summary and Conclusion

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