Why Use Zenoss for Network Monitoring?
Monitoring all of the different networking technologies that support your IT infrastructure typically means juggling several different vendor-specific network tools — a time-consuming challenge. There's nothing worse than getting hundreds of false server alarms when a router interface fails — unless it's configuring false alarm detection in two, three, or even four different network management tools.
Having a single, unified, end-to-end network monitoring solution that allows you to view all of your network events, correlated and in context with all of the other events generated by components in your physical, virtual, converged, and public/private cloud infrastructure, is essential.
Zenoss Service Dynamics provides IT infrastructure monitoring to some of today's largest private networks — networks with 50,000+ network devices. Zenoss automatically builds and maintains a topology model of your entire network, including devices, routers, interfaces, and routes. Zenoss also keeps up with rapidly changing network usage patterns. With Zenoss, network administrators and IT Operations teams have the network monitoring capabilities they need to obtain unified service insight and ensure service delivery across all of the components in their physical, virtual, converged, and public/private cloud IT infrastructure.
Zenoss Network Monitoring Capabilities
- Unified monitoring and correlation of networking events in context with other device and component events in the IT infrastructure
- Discovery of chassis, processors, fabric cards, ports, power supplies, fans, and other key network infrastructure components
- Dynamic, centralized network and IP address inventory for discovered devices
- Integration and monitoring of SNMP traps with other IT infrastructure event streams
- Automatic network topology map creation and updates, including automatic, dynamic updates of the network topology map as network administrators update or reconfigure the network based on changing business and application needs
- Performance and availability monitoring for metrics like inbound/output traffic speeds and operational status, as well as fast discovery and notification when network devices or interfaces go down
- Suppression of symptomatic events during Layer 3 networking failures, which eliminates event “noise” and speeds issue isolation and root cause identification.
Zenoss Network Monitoring ZenPacks
Zenoss offers ZenPacks for many common networking devices, including Cisco, Brocade, CheckPoint, Citrix NetScaler, Nortel, and Juniper networking equipment. Zenoss can also monitor any other networking device that supports industry-standard SNMP MIBs.
Brocade SAN SwitchesBrocade SAN Switches ZenPack
Automatically discovers and monitors Brocade SAN switches. Captures firmware inventory information and discovers and monitors fibre channel ports.
Check Point Security ApplianceCheck Point Security Appliance ZenPack
Automatically discovers and monitors Check Point security appliances. Collects software version inventory and monitors the high availability status for appliances running in high availability configurations. Also monitors user licenses for appliances running as a remote VPN access point.
Cisco DevicesCisco Devices ZenPack
Automatically discovers and monitors faults and performance for a wide range of Cisco equipment. Includes monitoring support for virtual resources such as virtual firewalls and virtual load balancers.
Citrix NetScalerCitrix NetScaler ZenPack
Automatically discovers and monitors NetScaler components such as servers, virtual servers, services, service groups, Ethernet interfaces, and VLANs. Passes event class and subclass information for alarms and events into Zenoss.
Foundry Network DevicesFoundry Networks Devices ZenPack
Automatically discovers and monitors networking devices built by Foundry Networks (now Brocade Communication Systems). Models specific details for Foundry devices, including DRAM, serial number, processor, and more. Also monitors CPU and memory utilization.
Juniper DevicesJuniper Devices ZenPack
Automatically discovers and monitors network devices from Juniper Networks. Monitors all network interfaces. Collects asset information such as serial numbers and model numbers for field replacement units, including fans, power supplies, and more.
Juniper ERX DevicesJuniper ERX Devices ZenPack
Automatically discovers and monitors Juniper ERX network devices from Juniper Networks. Discovers and monitors DHCP pools, IP pools, line cards, VPN pools, and virtual routers.
Juniper NetScreenJuniper NetScreen ZenPack
Automatically discovers and monitors Juniper NetScreen firewalls from Juniper Networks. Collects network interface, CPU, and memory information, as well as VPN tunnel status and performance information.
Layer2 ZenPackLayer2 ZenPack
Automatically discovers devices attached to Layer 2 switches. Suppresses events from downstream devices when a switch fails, reducing event "noise" and allowing you to quickly identify when a switch failure is the most likely root cause of a service-impacting event. Provides switch port mapping so you can quickly see switch, port, and device relationships.
Nortel Passport SwitchesNortel Passport Switches ZenPack
Automatically discovers and monitors Nortel Passport Switches. Supports monitoring of all network interfaces for status and performance.