In Chapter 6, Core Event Management we took an in-depth look at how Zenoss Core processes events that result from its core monitoring activities. In other words, Zenoss Core went looking for problems. In this chapter, we'll let the problems come to Zenoss Core by way of non-Zenoss applications, such as syslog, Windows event log, scripting, and e-mail.
In this chapter, we will:
Route syslog messages to Zenoss Core
Monitor the Windows event log
Incorporate event reporting into third-party scripts via zensendevent
Create events by e-mail using zenpop3 and zenmail
Configure alerting rules
Let's get started.