ZenPacks

NNTP Monitor ZenPack

NNTPMonitor monitors the response time of an NNTP server in milliseconds.

Support

This ZenPack is part of Zenoss Core. Open Source users receive community support for this ZenPack via our online forums. Enterprise support for this ZenPack is provided to Zenoss customers with an active subscription.

Background

The ZenPacks.zenoss.NNTPMonitor ZenPack monitors the response time of Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) servers.


The response time unit of measurement is milliseconds.

Prerequisites

PrerequisiteRestriction
ProductZenoss platform 4.x, Zenoss 2.2 or higher
Required ZenPacksZenPacks.zenoss.NNTPMonitor

Enable Monitoring

To enable monitoring for a device:

  1. Select Infrastructure from the navigation bar.
  2. Click the device name in the device list. The device overview page appears.
  3. Expand Monitoring Templates, and then select Device from the left panel.
  4. Select Bind Templates from the Action menu. The Bind Templates dialog appears.
  5. Add the NNTPMonitor template to the list of selected templates, and then click Submit. The NNTPMonitor template is added to the list of monitoring templates.
  6. Select the template and change options as needed.
  7. Validate your configuration by running zencommand and observing that the check_nntp or check_nntps command correctly connects to your NNTP server:
    zencommand run -v10 -d yourdevicenamehere

Daemons

TypeName
Performance Collectorzencommand

Installation

Normal Installation (packaged egg)

  1. Download the appropriate egg file for the version of Zenoss you are running.
  2. Ensure you are logged in as the zenoss user:
    $ sudo su - zenoss
  3. Install the ZenPack:
    $ zenpack --install ZenPacks.zenoss.NNTPMonitor-*.egg
  4. Restart these services:
    $ zenoss restart

Developer Mode Installation

In order to do a development mode installation you will want to clone the existing git repository, and then use the --link flag with the zenpack command:

  1. Ensure you are logged in as the zenoss user:
    $ sudo su - zenoss
  2. Start by cloning the upstream repository:
    $ git clone git://github.com/path/to/repo
  3. Next, perform the installation:
    $ zenpack --link --install ZenPacks.zenoss.NNTPMonitor
  4. Finally, restart these serivices:
    $ zenoss restart

Open Source

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