Dedicated Zope service for Zenoss JSON API use

The zenapi service provides a Zope instance that is dedicated to Zenoss JSON API use.

The Zenoss JSON API enables advanced users to customize Resource Manager and automate tasks such as adding and removing devices and managing alerts. For more information, refer to Working with the JSON API and the Zenoss JSON API reference at Zenoss Documentation.

By default, the zenapi service starts when you launch Resource Manager and provides one Zope instance. If you need more than one dedicated instance, edit the zenapi service to increase the number, as described in Changing the number of Zope instances.

Under the following conditions, you can disable the service:
  • You have a small deployment or few concurrent users of the browser interface.
  • You infrequently use the Zenoss JSON API.