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This ZenPack is included with commercial versions of Zenoss and enterprise support for this ZenPack is provided to Zenoss customers with an active subscription.
The SolarisMonitor ZenPack enables Resource Manager to use either Secure Shell (SSH) or the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to monitor Solaris hosts. Resource Manager models and monitors devices placed in the /Server/Solaris or /Server/SSH/Solaris device classes. Data collection is performed on the Resource Manager server (if using a local collector) or on a distributed collector. The account used to monitor the device does not require root access or special privileges.
This ZenPack enables Resource Manager to model and monitor the following Solaris features:
Solaris data collection is performed using either the Secure Shell (SSH) or the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) according to the device class chosen.
This ZenPack will attempt to discover the following entities. The attributes and collections will be updated on Zenoss' normal remodeling interval which defaults to every 12 hours.
The following metrics will be collected every 5 minutes by default.
Solaris Zones information is collected using Secure Shell (SSH) and will be displayed as components of the Zones host server.
It is required to have Solaris 11 or above in order to collect and monitor Zones information.
The following entities will be discovered.
Solaris 10 only:
Non-global Zone only:
LDOM information is collected using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The discovered LDOM information will be displayed as components of the LDOM host server.
You can optionally configure each Solaris LDOM server to attempt to discover and monitor the guest operating systems running within each Solaris LDOM. This requires that your Zenoss system has the network and server access it needs to monitor the guest system.
Cluster information is collected using Secure Shell (SSH) and will be displayed as components of the Cluster server.
You can optionally configure each Solaris Cluster server to attempt to discover and monitor the guest operating systems running within each Solaris Cluster node. This requires that your Zenoss system has the network and server access it needs to monitor the guest system.
When combined with the Zenoss Service Dynamics product, this ZenPack adds built-in service impact capability for Solaris. The following service impact relationships are automatically added. These will be included in any services that contain one or more of the explicitly mentioned entities.
Depending on the version of Solaris you may be able to monitor the server using either SSH or SNMP. For OpenSolaris and Solaris 10, you can choose to use either SSH or SNMP monitoring. For Solaris 9, only SSH monitoring is supported.
Use the following steps to configure Zenoss to monitor your Solaris server(s) using SSH.
Note: For Solaris 10 add your Solaris server(s) to the /Server/SSH/Solaris/Solaris10 device class.
Use the following steps to configure Zenoss to monitor your Solaris server(s) using SNMP.
For OpenSolaris and Solaris 10 servers you will also get support for monitoring LDOMs if they're used on the server. However, this monitoring is always performed using SNMP. If you're already monitoring your Solaris server using SNMP there is no additional configuration required to monitor its LDOMs. If you configured Zenoss to monitor your Solaris server using SSH you should take the following steps to monitor LDOMs.
This ZenPack also provides support for monitoring Solaris Cluster, however, this monitoring is always performed using SSH. Use the following steps to configure Zenoss to monitor your Solaris Cluster server(s).
By default zenoss.cmd.solaris.cluster_did modeler plugin is unselected. To enable Cluster DIDs collection move it to selected plugins box. To monitor DIDs statuses enable didstatuses data source in Cluster monitoring template. It is disable dy default by performance reasons.
Note: For Solaris 10 Cluster add your Solaris server(s) to the /Server/SSH/Solaris/Solaris10/Cluster device class.
Please refer to the Zenoss Service Dynamics documentation if you run into any of the following problems:
If you cannot find the answer in the documentation, then Resource Manager (Service Dynamics) users should contact Zenoss Customer Support. Core users can use the #zenoss IRC channel or the community.zenoss.org forums.
The zencommand daemon's log file ($ZENHOME/collector/zencommand.log) may show messages stating:
ERROR zen.SshClient CHANNEL_OPEN_FAILURE: Authentication failure WARNING:zen.SshClient:Open of command failed (error code 1): open failed
If the sshd daemon's log file on the remote device is examined, it may report that the MAX_SESSIONS number of connections has been exceeded and that it is denying the connection request. In the OpenSSH daemons, this MAX_SESSIONS number is a compile-time option and cannot be reset in a configuration file.
To work around this sshd daemon limitation, use the configuration property zSshConcurrentSessions to control the number of connections created by zencommand to the remote device:
WARNING:zen.zencommand:Command timed out on device device_name: command
If this occurs, it usually indicates that the remote device has taken too long to return results from the commands. To increase the amount of time to allow devices to return results, change the configuration property zCommandCommandTimeout to a larger value.
Having blank fields when creating Ad Hoc Views in Analytics server may mean that your device have been monitored before Analytics support was implemented for this ZenPack. To resolve this, you have to delete the dimension tables for Solaris components in the reporting database on the analytics server and restart the ZenETL daemons.
This zenpack uses df utility to monitor filesystems capacity, and this utility could give misleading results for ZFS. When there are more then one filesystems in the same disk pool, the used plus free space for them will be less than total space, because some of it will be used for other filesystem. See: Oracle Solaris ZFS and Traditional File System Differences.
This ZenPack provides additional support for Zenoss Analytics. Perform the following steps to install extra reporting resources into Zenoss Analytics after installing the ZenPack.
You can now navigate back to the SolarisMonitor ZenPack folder in the repository to see the following resources added by the bundle.
Domains can be used to create Ad Hoc views using the following steps.
Installing this ZenPack will add the following items to your Zenoss system.
In addition to the core platform daemons the following optional daemons are required for this ZenPack to fully function.
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