ZenPack:Dell Monitor (Core)

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Note: This is a Core ZenPack which can be found in the Core Zenoss RPM, and is fully documented in the Zenoss Extended Monitoring Guide. If you did not install this pack when you installed Zenoss Core, it can be found in $ZENHOME/packs.

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Dell Monitor (Core) ZenPack

DellMonitor provides custom modeling of devices running the Dell OpenManage agents. It also contains hardware identification for Dell proprietary hardware. The information is collected through the SNMP interface.


The ZenPack Catalog has moved to its new home at https://www.zenoss.com/product/zenpacks as of January 17, 2017. The following information may be out of date, and this page will eventually be removed.


This ZenPack is part of Zenoss Core. Open Source users receive community support for this ZenPack via our online forums. Enterprise support for this ZenPack is provided to Zenoss customers with an active subscription.


The ZenPacks.zenoss.DellMonitor ZenPack provides customized modeling of devices running Dell OpenManage agents, and includes identification for proprietary Dell hardware.

The following information is collected through SNMP:

  • Hardware Model
  • Hardware Serial Number
  • Operating System
  • CPU Information (socket, speed, cache, voltage)
  • PCI Card Information (manufacturer, model)


Prerequisite Restriction
Product Zenoss platform 4.x, 5.x, Zenoss 2.2 or higher
Required ZenPacks ZenPacks.zenoss.DellMonitor
On each remote device The Dell OpenManage SNMP Agent is used to gather information about the device.

Enable Enhanced Modeling

To enable modeling:

  1. Select Infrastructure from the navigation bar.
  2. Click the device name in the device list. The device overview page appears.
  3. Select Modeler Plugins from the left panel.
  4. Click Add Fields to reveal the list of available plugins.
  5. Select the following plugins from the Available fields list, and then drag them to the Plugins list:
    • DellCPUMap
    • DellDeviceMap
    • DellPCIMap
  6. Remove the following plugins by clicking on the 'X' button located to the right of the plugin.
    • zenoss.snmp.CpuMap
    • zenoss.snmp.DeviceMap
  7. Click Save to save the updates.
  8. Remodel the device using these new plugins by selecting Model Device from the Action menu.


Type Name
Modeler zenmodeler
Performance Collector zenperfsnmp


Normal Installation (packaged egg)

  1. Download the appropriate egg file for the version of Zenoss you are running.
  2. Ensure you are logged in as the zenoss user:
    $ sudo su - zenoss
  3. Install the ZenPack:
    $ zenpack --install ZenPacks.zenoss.DellMonitor-*.egg
  4. Restart these services:
    $ zenoss restart

Developer Mode Installation

In order to do a development mode installation you will want to clone the existing git repository, and then use the --link flag with the zenpack command:

  1. Ensure you are logged in as the zenoss user:
    $ sudo su - zenoss
  2. Start by cloning the upstream repository:
    $ git clone git://github.com/path/to/repo
  3. Next, perform the installation:
    $ zenpack --link --install ZenPacks.zenoss.DellMonitor
  4. Finally, restart these serivices:
    $ zenoss restart


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