Based on our work in Chapter 2, Discover Devices Zenoss Core is now monitoring all the devices we added to our inventory. However, Zenoss Core is probably not monitoring the way we need it to, and if we look closely, we may notice that some devices have events associated with them. In this chapter, we're going to configure our devices so that we ensure we collect the proper information.
As we work through the chapter, we will:
Organize devices by class, location, system, and group
Model devices via SNMP, WMI, and Zenoss Plugins
Troubleshoot our Zenoss Core data collection
Administer device properties
We'll spend the bulk of this chapter fine-tuning our device inventory and getting it into monitoring shape. One of Zenoss Core's critical concepts is inheritance, which means that the devices inherit monitoring properties from their parent device class.
We can change the monitoring rules at the device level by tweaking individual device properties, called...