Zenoss Core packages a set of standard reports that allow us to view what is happening right now, as well as what has happened in the past. The reports integrate with the device management, performance monitors, events, and user functionalities.
The following screenshot shows the All Monitored Components report:
Notice the number of additional reports listed in the sidebar.
The canned reports are nice, but sometimes we need to access and analyze data that the included reports do not cover. Zenoss Core enables users to write custom device reports from the web interface, as seen in the following screenshot:
We step through the creation of custom device reports in Chapter 11, Writing Custom Device Reports.