Zenoss Core and Control Center

Starting with release 5.0, Zenoss Core is deployed into a distributed architecture using Control Center. That is, Zenoss Core is an application whose installation and deployment configuration is managed by Control Center.

Control Center is an open-source, platform-as-a-service framework developed by Zenoss. Control Center and Zenoss Core are independent and unaware of each other, although Control Center is designed for the unique requirements of Zenoss Core. In particular, Zenoss Core and Control Center have a different version numbering scheme and different release schedule. Some features of Zenoss Core rely on specific capabilities of Control Center, so this guide includes a table of the supported combinations, Supported operating environments. A separate series of guides describes how to use Control Center, beginning with the Control Center Planning Guide.

In the Zenoss Core context, a resource is a device to monitor. Devices include compute, storage, network, converged infrastructure, applications, and unified communications systems. In the Control Center context, a resource is a physical or virtual host in a Control Center cluster.