Servers and operating systems are the backbone of IT infrastructures. For servers, visualizing and monitoring the performance and availability of hardware components is essential to delivering end-to-end service reliability.

Why Use Zenoss for Server and Operating System Monitoring?

Server monitoring in today’s dynamic datacenters means managing servers using a variety of different server management tools from a variety of different vendors — always a challenge.

For operating systems, monitoring in today’s complex datacenter environments means monitoring Windows, multiple Linux and Unix flavors, and legacy operating systems. When you add virtualization, network layouts, and storage networks to the mix, traditional server hardware and operating system-specific tools simply can’t keep pace and provide the end-to-end, unified view you need.

Zenoss Service Dynamics is a unified, agentless monitoring platform with a single interface that supports the most common server and operating system platforms and makes server and operating system monitoring simple.

Zenoss provides a consistent, up-to-date visual model and monitoring for servers and operating systems in your environment. The enterprise-level, cross-silo view Zenoss provides helps you monitor servers and operating systems more efficiently and effectively.

With Zenoss, you can quickly and easily see the performance and availability of server and operating system components for all of the different types of servers and operating systems running in your environment. Because Zenoss also provides native support for virtualization monitoring and cloud monitoring along with its server and operating system monitoring capabilities, you no longer need to learn and switch between multiple server, operating, and virtualization monitoring tools in order to be productive. With Zenoss, you have a service-centric, unified view of all of your server and operating system resources, including physical, virtual, and cloud resources, so you can identify and fix problems before business users are impacted.

Zenoss Server and Operating System Monitoring Capabilities

  • Discovery of system chassis, physical disks, temperature sensors, processors, virtual disks, memory cards, ports, fans, and other key components
  • Discovery of blade enclosures and their management consoles, as well as the enclose components and mapping of slots to blade servers
  • Monitoring of memory, throughput, disk utilization, power consumption, and processor speeds
  • Performance charts, synthetic transactions, and availability metrics
  • File system and process monitoring
  • Network interface and route modeling
  • CPU utilization information
  • Hardware information, including memory, number of CPUs, and model numbers
  • Operating system information
  • Software package information, such as installed software

Zenoss Server Monitoring ZenPacks

  • Dell PowerEdge
    Supports discovery and monitoring Dell PowerEdge Servers (11G and 12G), including blade servers. Automatically discovers components, and continuously maintains component property and relationship information. Collects performance metrics such as disk utilization, temperature, and more. Also collects events and alarm information.

    Dell PowerEdge ZenPack
  • HP Proliant
    Provides support for monitoring HP Proliant Servers (G6,G7 and G8), including blade servers. Automatically discovers components and continuously maintains component property and relationship information. Collects performance metrics such as logical drive usage, temperature, system uptime, throughput, and more.

    HP Proliant ZenPack
  • Lenovo System x and Flex System
    Provides support for monitoring Lenovo System x and Flex System servers. Auto-discovers System x and Flex System servers and chassis and provides visibility into System x and Flex System hardware and firmware.

    Lenovo System x and Flex System

Zenoss Operating System Monitoring ZenPacks

  • HP-UX
    Discovers and models AIX devices, including modelling of network interfaces and routes. Monitors file systems, processes, and CPU utilization. Collects operating system information and hardware information, including memory, number of CPUs, serial numbers, and more.

    HP-UX ZenPack
  • IBM AIX
    Discovers and models AIX devices, including modelling of network interfaces and routes. Monitors file systems, processes, and CPU utilization. Collects operating system information and hardware information, including memory, number of CPUs, serial numbers, and more.

    IBM AIX ZenPack
  • Linux
    Discovers and monitors CPU, memory, filesystems, disks, network interfaces, installed software, running processes, listening services, and more.

    Enterprise Linux ZenPack
  • Microsoft Windows
    Discovers and models Microsoft Window components. Monitors performance of memory, processors, system uptime, file systems, interfaces, processes, and more. Also supports Active Directory, Exchange, IIS, SQL Server monitoring.

    Microsoft Windows ZenPack
  • Solaris
    Discovers and models Solaris devices, including modelling of network interfaces and routes and Solaris LDOMs, zones, and clusters. Collects metrics for device load, CPU, memory, file system utilization, and LDOM, zone, and cluster performance.

    Solaris ZenPack