ZenPack:NNTP Monitor

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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.

Organization
Zenoss, Inc.
ZenPack name
ZenPacks.zenoss.NNTPMonitor
Link to more docs
View Documentation


Applications Monitored: 



NNTP Monitor ZenPack

NNTPMonitor monitors the response time of an NNTP server in milliseconds.

Warning

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 The following information may be out of date, and this page will eventually be removed.

Support

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.

Background

The ZenPacks.zenoss.NNTPMonitor ZenPack monitors the response time of Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) servers.


The response time unit of measurement is milliseconds.


Prerequisites

Prerequisite Restriction
Product Zenoss platform 4.x, Zenoss 2.2 or higher
Required ZenPacks ZenPacks.zenoss.NNTPMonitor


Enable Monitoring

To enable monitoring for a device:


  1. Select Infrastructure from the navigation bar.
  2. Click the device name in the device list. The device overview page appears.
  3. Expand Monitoring Templates, and then select Device from the left panel.
  4. Select Bind Templates from the Action menu. The Bind Templates dialog appears.
  5. Add the NNTPMonitor template to the list of selected templates, and then click Submit. The NNTPMonitor template is added to the list of monitoring templates.
  6. Select the template and change options as needed.
  7. Validate your configuration by running zencommand and observing that the check_nntp or check_nntps command correctly connects to your NNTP server:
    zencommand run -v10 -d yourdevicenamehere


Daemons

Type Name
Performance Collector zencommand

Installation

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.NNTPMonitor-*.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.NNTPMonitor
  4. Finally, restart these serivices:
    $ zenoss restart

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