Zenoss Inc. which is a corporate sponsor of Zenoss Core has announced the availability of Zenoss Core 3.0 for general public under the GNU General Public License. The zenoss community that is being driven by a community of 85000 people has released an updated user interface feature that improves the usage and gives the user a complete new dimension of the IT infrastructure whether it is physical, virtual or cloud computing. Zenoss core is integrated by multiple open source IT automation projects that provide the users with a framework that has got a better and improved functionality and enables the prevention of service failures. These are some of the best features apart from its functional capabilities. After their last release in November 2009, the Zenoss community has added more than 100 updated and new management extensions. This all new project is named as ZenPacks.

 

Zenoss Core 3.0:

 

The new zenoss core comes with a simplified user interface which allows the users for a better experience while they can configure and use Zenoss with much ease. With Zenoss 3.0, the users can filter network monitoring data quiet easily and can organize their dashboards more efficiently with an efficient layout that helps for managing the physical and virtual infrastructure.

The new Zenoss core comes with extensions to expand monitoring for various virtualization technologies such as VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Xen and libvirt. Zenoss can be extended to collect objects for monitoring through Amazon’s CloudWatch API. Zenoss Core 3.0 can also be extended to monitor Google App Engine, Redis NoSQL database, Ganglia Managed distributing computing systems and events that are run from Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMPQ). The new Zenoss Core has been developed with integration with popular open source management tools like Puppet and Cfengine so that interoperability between tools can be done. Zenoss also provides automated disaster recovery and prevention.

ZenPacks:

 

The new ZenPacks that is compatible with a Zenoss Core 3.0 has an event histogram that aggregate network errors and provide graphs that represent the flaws in the network. Such graphic representation enables the user to visually see where the faults and failures are present in the network, the points where alerts are peaking and what kind of errors are being generated in the Network. The users are provided with comprehensive monitoring and graphical representation of storage by the help of HP EVA monitor. The graphics are continuously being updated based on the events taking place. With the help of MySQL SSH Monitor, the users are provided with identical monitoring to Zenoss Core MySQL Monitor without the need of the remote access. With the Opengear wrote ZenPacks, Zenoss open source management tools are extended to monitor the performance of the advanced console server solutions and the target equipment attached. Along with these features, there are some additional things that are highlighted here. These include Oracle Database, Memcached, Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ), Collector Tool and Nginx.

Zenoss core is resulting as an award winning management project that effectively manages the network through a single software package.