Category Archives: Zenoss

HowTo check redis availability and get stats using Redis-py, Zenoss, and Python

My team was assigned to create a redis slave status check to be ran under Zenoss. So while they are creating that check, I decided to google for redis checks written in python that work under Nagios and or Zenoss … Continue reading

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HowTo add Aggregate Data Graphs from existing datapoints in Zenoss

Recently I had to aggregate the amount of 200, 400, 404, 500, 503,  and 504 HTTP 1.1 Codes from all of our Nginx and Ruby On Rails systems. So I decided to write a quick plugin for Zenoss that all … Continue reading

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Monitoring RabbitMQ with Zenoss

RabbitMQ was recently deployed in the company I currently work for. At the last minute ( as always ) they came to me and ask me to please add RabbitMQ monitoring to Zenoss. They said here is the url and … Continue reading

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HowTo Send Splunk Alerts To Zenoss, And make them Look Like Splunk

We needed to integrate the Splunk Alerts into Zenoss, because even though Splunk can indeed send out alerts. Splunk does not have any clue about what an “Escalation Process” is. With Zenoss you can create an “Escalation Process”. I have … Continue reading

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HowTo get 3par disk IO stats into Zenoss

I’ve come to realize, that CIM is the new SNMP, but on steroids. Most new SAN, NAS, Network, and Operating Systems now support CIM/WBEM. To me it is easier to gather statistics and information through CIM, then it is through … Continue reading

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How to find Alerting Rules using the Zenoss API

Good Afternoon my fellow Zenoss users. here I bring you another Python tool to use with Zenoss. This tool will allow you to list all of your alerting rules, either by Group, User, or Query. If you are like me … Continue reading

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HowTo add Multiple DataPoints to Zenoss using the Zenoss API

I’ve seen a few people in the Zenoss community forums asking for an easier way to add multiple Datapoints into Zenoss, instead of adding 1 by 1. Well, I’ve decided to try and build such a tool today. Now even … Continue reading

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HowTo backup all of your Zenoss Templates the easy way.

Recently I had to prepare for a Zenoss upgrade. During my prep work I had to create a zenpack of all of our Templates. For those of you who use Zenoss, you know how many templates you can start to … Continue reading

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HowTo monitor the Netscaler using Python and Soap instead of SNMP

In this HowTo, I will show you how you can get statistics off of the Netscaler without using SNMP. You might be asking why would I want to do that?? Well like many other devices that support SNMP, the Netscaler … Continue reading

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How to get information from the Netscaler using Python and Suds.

Recently I just started to use the Citrix Netscalers again ( Load Balancers ). Being the person that I am, I wanted a way to grab the information using the SOAP API. Now Citrix has a ton of documentation for … Continue reading

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