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Open Source IT Monitoring Scales Up with Zenoss Core 4

While Zenoss Core has long been able to monitor multiple types of network and server infrastructure components, with the new release Windows monitoring gets easier. The Zenoss Core 4 release is now able to perform remote monitoring of Windows systems without the need for additional third-party agents.

Floyd Strimling, Technical Evangelist and VP of Marketing & Community at Zenoss, explained to EnterpriseNetworkingPlanetthat Zenoss Core 4 has a more native ability to monitor Windows. Strimling said that the system leverages WMI and perfmon to gather data from virtually any available metric via Zenoss' native templates and collection technology.

Zenoss has also improved its ZenPacks approach to extending platform features. With the Zenoss Core 4 release, developers now have the ability to build and test their ZenPacks.

"This allows them to provide higher quality ZenPacks for the community," Strimling said. "Additionally, Zenoss' move to Github allows for social coding/collaboration provides developers with the ability to link their ZenPacks to the Zenoss Core community."

Read the full story at EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet:
Zenoss Core 4 Advances Open Source IT Monitoring

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.