ZenPack:Rancid Integration (community)

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Maarten Wallraf
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Maarten Wallraf
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Rancid Integration (community) ZenPack

Integrates the RANCID config backup tool into the Zenoss interface. Config changes are displayed as device components.


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 The following information may be out of date, and this page will eventually be removed.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 developed by the Zenoss user community and supported via our online forums. Zenoss, Inc. does not provide direct support for this ZenPack.


Version 1.0.0- Download
Summary of changes: First release of the community RANCID integration ZenPack.
Released on 2013/07/15
Requires See installation notes for required Unix packages ZenPack
Compatible with Zenoss Core 4.2.x


This ZenPack integrates RANCID from Shrubbery networks into Zenoss. A separate daemon takes care of running rancid on a daily basis. Devices can be added into the Rancid monitoring by changing the zProperties. All configuration changes are made visible as new device components and the content is available in the component details.

Integration with external SVN viewers like ViewVC is included.

For screenshots, download and installation instructions check the GitHub pages location: http://mwallraf.github.io/ZenPacks.TwoNMS.Rancid/

Make sure to check the system requirements before installing this ZenPack.


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.TwoNMS.Rancid-*.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 https://github.com/mwallraf/ZenPacks.TwoNMS.Rancid.git
  3. Next, perform the installation:
    $ zenpack --link --install ZenPacks.TwoNMS.Rancid
  4. Finally, restart these serivices:
    $ zenoss restart


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