In the preceding chapters, we've seen how to set up our devices to be monitored by defining classes, modeler plugins, and components. We now turn our attention to one of the most flexible features within Zenoss Core: monitoring templates.
In this chapter we will:
Monitor using SNMP data sources, including MIBs and OIDs
Monitor using a command data source (Nagios and Cacti plugins)
Bind monitoring templates to device classes
This chapter roughly divides into two halves. In the first half, we tweak an existing template and add a new SNMP data source and OID.
In the second half, we create a template that uses a Nagios style plugin that randomly generates monitoring values; therefore it provides a great way to demonstrate or experiment with events, data collection, and the RRDtool...