Zenoss Core creates events in response to a monitored condition, such as availability status, or performance.
For the most part, the event creation process is automatic, and we don't need to think about it, but we do have the opportunity to customize how events are processed in our individual monitoring environments.
Zenoss Core provides us an easy way to manually generate events via the Event Console. We may want to manually generate an event so that we can test or troubleshoot mappings, transformations, or alerting rules without actually taking the monitored device out of service.
Go to the Event Console and click on the Add Event button (it looks like a plus sign).
In the Create Event dialog box, set the following fields:
Type a brief Summary message
Type the name of a Device
Select /App from the Event Class.
Click the SUBMIT button to generate the event.
The event we just created displays...