About this guide

Zenoss Core Installation Guide provides detailed procedures for installing Zenoss Core.

Related Zenoss Core publications

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

Additional information and comments

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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 Core Release Notes.

1051.17.201 (5.2.6)
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Version 5.2.5 was withdrawn.
1051.17.123 (5.2.4)
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1051.17.100 (5.2.3)
Add a chapter for high-availability installations.
New procedures for installing the appliance with Hyper-V.
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1051.17.58 (5.2.2)
Remove procedure for adding storage for backups (no longer required for appliances).
1051.17.044 (5.2.1)
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1051.16.335 (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.
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Refine the procedure for creating the application data thin pool.
Add support for Zenoss Core 5.1.2.
Add a substep to create the docker override directory.
Add this document change history.
Add chapters describing how to install the Zenoss Core 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 step to install the Nmap Ncat package, which is used to check ZooKeeper ensemble status.
Planning information is now in the Zenoss Core Planning Guide.
Information about how to start and configure Zenoss Core is now in the Zenoss Core Configuration Guide.