For those of you who didn’t know, Zenoss is a free and open source monitoring solution similar to Nagios. Zenoss Core provides a web interface that allows system administrators to monitor availability, inventory/configuration, performance, and other events. The main advantage of zenoss is that you don’t need to install any software on the client side for monitoring.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step install zenoss on ubuntu 14.04.
Install Zenoss on Ubuntu 14.04
Step 1. Install wget and grab the Zenoss 4.2.5 auto-deploy script.
apt-get install wget
wget –no-check-certificate https://raw.github.com/hydruid/zenoss/master/core-autodeploy/4.2.5/zo425_ubuntu-debian.sh
Step 2. Make the script executable and run the auto-deploy script.
sudo chmod +x zo425_ubuntu-debian.sh
sudo ./zo425_ubuntu-debian.sh 2>&1 | tee script-log.txt
After running this command the install will take approx 20 min with prompts for user creation and accepting Eula’s. You had to approve the Java installer and setup a root password for MySQL as part of the install process.
...Check log didn't find any errors
The Zenoss 4.2.5 core-autodeploy script for Ubuntu is complete!!!
A backup script (backup.sh) has been placed in the zenoss user home directory.
Browse to 192.168.1.456:8080 to access your new Zenoss install.
The default login is:
Once the script finished and Zenoss is installed you will notice the prompt notifying you the IP address of the machine give you the ablility to web into the Zenoss Core Gui and start working with Zenoss.
Step 3. Access Zenoss via web browser.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed zenoss. Thanks for using this tutorial for installting zenoss on ubuntu 14.04 systems.