Zenoss Core 2.5 with 40 New Zen Packs
The Zenoss Core free monitoring suite is available in a new version 2.5.
Zenoss Core developers have reworked the Event Console for better ease-of-use and filtering of alerts, traps and log events. New features include a Windows portlet that provides access to community website content.
A new ZenPack uses Amazon Web Services to monitor resources in the EC 2 Elastic Compute Cloud. Details are in the Zenoss Extended Monitoring Guide. The community added over 40 more ZenPack extensions since the last Zenoss Core version, among them extensions for monitoring MS SQL, MySQL and PostgreSQL database servers and a ZenPack that combines three extensions for monitoring NetApp devices.
Zenoss Core is under GPLv2. The Python/Zope software is operable over a web interface. Version 2.5 is available for download as source code in binary packages for numerous Linux distros, Mac OS X and VMware images.