Zenoss ZenPack Development Training

The ZenPack Developer Training course will teach you how to develop and deploy complex customizations to Zenoss through ZenPacks, Zenoss' extension framework. Through a series of progressive, hands-on exercises, each student will build a new ZenPack that models and monitors a custom device type and includes updates to the Zenoss user interface.

Instruction is delivered in a classroom setting by a Zenoss developer. Each student is provided with a dedicated Zenoss training instance and is tasked with creating the new ZenPack under instructor guidance. The class is delivered over two days, and lunch is provided. See the schedule below for times and dates.


Please note that this is a highly technical course; to be successful, participants should have at least basic skills in these areas:

  • Linux CLI: ability to move around the file system, manage files, and run commands
  • Programming or scripting; experience with Python is ideal but not required
  • XML syntax
  • SNMP fundamentals


11305 Four Points Drive
Building 1, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78726

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Course Outline

  • Development Environment
    • Configuring a Minimal Zenoss Installation
    • Running Zenoss Daemons in the Foreground
    • Installing ZenPacks
  • Background Information
    • Device versus DeviceComponent
    • Template Binding
    • Relationship Types
  • Creating a ZenPack
    • Naming a ZenPack
    • ZenPack Versioning
    • ZenPack Dependencies
  • Monitoring an SNMP-Enabled Device
    • SNMP Tools
    • Device Monitoring
    • Device Modeling
    • Component Modeling
    • Component Monitoring
    • SNMP Traps
  • Exporting a ZenPack
  • Troubleshooting
    • Using the Python Debugger

Pricing Per Participant


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Session Date Time


Jul 13 - 14, 2016



Oct 26 - 27, 2016


*Starting 2Q2016, additional training sessions in non-US time zones will be available upon request.