About this guide

Zenoss Resource Manager Installation Guide provides detailed procedures for installing Zenoss Resource Manager (Resource Manager).

Related Resource Manager publications

Title Description 
Zenoss Resource Manager Administration Guide Provides an overview of Resource Manager architecture and features, as well as procedures and examples to help use the system.
Zenoss Resource Manager Configuration Guide Provides required and optional configuration procedures for Resource Manager, to prepare your deployment for monitoring in your environment.
Zenoss Resource Manager Installation Guide Provides detailed information and procedures for creating deployments of Control Center and Resource Manager.
Zenoss Resource Manager Planning Guide Provides both general and specific information for preparing to deploy Resource Manager.
Zenoss Resource Manager Release Notes Describes known issues, fixed issues, and late-breaking information not already provided in the published documentation set.
Zenoss Resource Manager Upgrade Guide Provides detailed information and procedures for upgrading deployments of Resource Manager.

Additional information and comments

If you have technical questions about this product that are not answered in this guide, please visit the Zenoss Support site or contact Zenoss Support.

Zenoss welcomes your comments and suggestions regarding our documentation. To share your comments, please send an email to docs@zenoss.com. In the email, include the document title and part number. The part number appears at the end of the list of trademarks, at the front of this guide.

Change history

The following list associates document part numbers and the important changes to this guide since the previous release. Some of the changes involve features or content, but others do not. For information about new or changed features, refer to the Zenoss Resource Manager Release Notes.

1052.17.201 (5.2.6)
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About 5.2.5
Version 5.2.5 was withdrawn.
1052.17.123 (5.2.4)
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1052.17.100 (5.2.3)
Add a chapter for high-availability installations.
New procedures for installing the appliance with Hyper-V.
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1052.17.58 (5.2.2)
Remove procedure for adding storage for backups (no longer required for appliances).
1052.17.044 (5.2.1)
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1052.16.335 (5.2.0)
Add a section detailing the supported operating environments.
Remove procedures for installing Control Center clusters. That information is now in the Control Center Installation Guide.
Remove the high-availability chapters. High-availability installations are now performed by Zenoss personnel.
Remove the appliance installation chapters. The chapters will be replaced when the appliances are available.
The instructions for downloading and installing the software artifacts for offline deployments are now in an appendix.
Update release numbers.
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Added supported operating environments and updated release numbers.
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Refine the procedure for creating the application data thin pool.
Add support for Resource Manager 5.1.2.
Add a substep to create the docker override directory.
Add this document change history.
Add chapters describing how to install the Resource Manager appliance.
Chapters are organized into parts.
Docker configuration steps now add the storage driver flag (-s devicemapper) to the /etc/sysconfig/docker file.
Docker needs a longer startup timeout value, to work around a known Docker issue with the devicemapper driver. Docker configuration steps now include adding TimeoutSec=300.
Rather than editing /lib/systemd/system/docker.service, Docker configuration steps now include adding a systemd override file.
Add a symlink to /tmp in /var/lib/docker.
Update the commands for starting and testing a ZooKeeper ensemble.
Add a procedure for updating the SERVICED_ZK value on delegate hosts that are not members of a ZooKeeper ensemble.
Add a reference topic for the ZooKeeper variables required on hosts in a Control Center cluster.
Add procedures for configuring an NTP server and clients for offline deployments.
Add step to install the Nmap Ncat package, which is used to check ZooKeeper ensemble status.
Planning information is now in the Zenoss Resource Manager Planning Guide.
Information about how to start and configure Resource Manager is now in the Zenoss Resource Manager Configuration Guide.
New procedures are included, for installing without internet access, and for installing high-availability deployments.