In the previous chapters, we've explored the out-of-the-box functionality of Zenoss Core. In this chapter, we'll explore ZenPacks. ZenPacks are add-on modules and are the most common way for the Zenoss community to extend Zenoss Core's capabilities. In this chapter, we will learn how to:
HttpMonitor—a community ZenPack to monitor the response time and content of a web page
Create a ZenPack using the bogo_check plugin that we configured in Chapter 5, Custom Monitoring Templates
Package and distribute a ZenPack
The examples in this chapter provide a solid understanding of how you would install or create a ZenPack. As with all the other examples in this book, it's up to you to apply the concepts to your individual monitoring environments.
Let's start by installing HttpMonitor.