Understanding Service Impact packaging, architecture, and deployment

Service Impact 5.x for Resource Manager 5.x is packaged as a Docker image and two ZenPacks:
  • The Docker image is available on Docker Hub and includes two services, Impact and zenimpactstate. The installation procedure integrates the services into Control Center as child services of the Zenoss.resmgr application.
  • The ZenPacks, ZenPacks.zenoss.Impact and ZenPacks.zenoss.ImpactServer, are available from the Zenoss Support site. The ZenPacks require a customized installation procedure, which is documented in this chapter.

The Impact service includes the Service Impact server and database, and the service is added to the Infrastructure hierarchy in Control Center. Its requirements are minimal, compared to the other services in that hierarchy. The resource pool you select for the Infrastructure hierarchy easily accommodates the Impact service.

The zenimpactstate service includes the zenimpactstate daemon. In Control Center, the service is added to the Events category of the Zenoss hierarchy.