Using the data receiver features of the Zenoss API

The data receiver features of the Zenoss API provide simple methods for sending metrics directly to Zenoss Cloud with any programming language that supports HTTPS connections. The Zenoss Cloud data model supports both traditional and non-traditional metric sources—you can send both IT device data and business data to Zenoss Cloud, and display graphs of the data side-by-side on the same dashboard or Smart View page. For more information about the Zenoss Cloud data model, see Understanding entities.


The data receiver features of the Zenoss API include the following methods:

All Zenoss API methods 

  • require a valid authentication key in the zenoss-api-key header
  • expect JSON in the request body (when a body is required)
  • return a JSON response