Zenoss Core provides multiple ways to organize our devices. We're going to take a closer look at Locations, Systems, Groups, Networks, and Classes. Collectively, these organizers allow us to describe devices in a way that's meaningful to your organization.
We can define the organizers to be as specific as we need them to be, and not all organizers are required. In other words, no one will care if you do not define any groups. The information that we do specify can be used to establish monitoring rules, event handling, and alerting rules.
Let's start by adding a location.
Zenoss Core does not include any location organizers by default. To add a location, click on the Infrastructure menu. A list of organizers displays in the left sidebar of the page, as seen in the following screenshot:
Potential location names are floors, buildings, wings, room numbers, or office locations. Use something that's meaningful to you.
To enter a new location: