Zenoss Notes


Port Protocol Description
8080 HTTP Zenoss Web Interface
514 UDP Inbound syslog
162 UDP Inbound SNMP Traps


Zenoss Server

Note: Zenoss does not like special characters in the MySQL root

# Install necessary packages; MySQL and net-snmp are required  
yum -y install mysql-server net-snmp net-snmp-utils gmp libgomp libgcj liberation-fonts  
# Configure MySQL  
# Install Zenoss  
mkdir zenoss.temp; cd zenoss.temp  
wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/zenoss/zenoss-3.2.0.el5.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh zenoss-3.2.0.el5.i386.rpm  
service zenoss start

This sets up everything. Go get some tea; this shall take a
while. Then navigate to http://<FQDN>:8080 to finish setup. This

is your friend, friend.


Navigate to the directory where Zenoss was installed.

[root@zenoss zenoss]# ./uninstall


  • Edit /opt/zenoss/etc/zope.conf and edit the address under <http-server>.

  • Don’t change the default directory (/usr/local/zenoss)

  • Changed zSnmpVer to v2c under “Configuration Properties” for Device Class

  • Reinstalled Zenoss for HDD monitoring

  • A most excellent overview of SNMP.
    This is probably all you need to get started.

  • Change admin password like so:

    su - zenoss  
  • If you have a non-default port, your email alerts will still use the
    default (8080). To change this, edit $ZENHOME/etc/zenactions.conf,
    add a line like so, and restart Zenoss

    zopeurl      http://servername.tld:9090