Build a Zenoss Server

zenossZenoss is free open-source software for monitoring your network's state of health.  This article covers installing it as a vm.

Ubuntu Jeos

Start by installing Ubuntu Jeos with the following considerations.

  • 384 MB Memory.
  • 4 GB Hard drive.
  • Hostname:  monitor.
  • Software selection:  None.
  • Static IP address (eg
  • You don't need to install snmp.
  • Join AD domain if you have one.



Log on to the new server and perform the following:

1.  Add the Zenoss repository to the /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
# Zenoss repository
deb main stable

2.  Then enter the following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-cache search zenoss-stack
sudo apt-get install zenoss-stack
sudo /etc/init.d/zenoss-stack start


You are now ready to start configuring your Zenoss server.


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