See also: entity
The primary area of a Smart View, on the left side of the window.
A logical group of Collection Zone services that gather availability, performance, or model data about devices.
Collectors use generic protocols (ICMP, SNMP) or customized protocols (API calls) to gather data.
The value of a metric at a specific time.
For example, to gather system uptime from a Linux host, an SNMP data source requests a specific OID, and an SSH data source runs the
A physical or virtual system, or a virtual or cloud infrastructure, from which a Collection Zone gathers availability, performance, and model data.
Example systems include servers, routers, storage systems, and switches. Example infrastructures include Amazon Web Services, VMware vCloud, and Microsoft Azure.
Device class properties identify the data to collect and the protocol for collecting data.
For example, file systems, applications, and network interfaces are device components.
See also: entity
The process of identifying device components.
The results of discovery are used to populate the model.
A system, process, or feature for which Zenoss Cloud gathers or is sent data points.
Synonym: managed resource
A message that is sent to the event processing service.
External events are solicited (for example, through ZenPacks) or unsolicited (through SNMP traps or syslog). Internal events are created in response to failed pings, threshold violations, and other occurrences.
A Python expression that the event processing service uses to determine whether to change the class of an event.
For more information, see Event class mappings.
A measurement that quantifies an entity property or phenomenon.
Example metrics include input/output operations per second (IOPS), CPU utilization, network interface throughput, and the amount of free space on a block device.
See also: data point
Monitoring templates define what and how to monitor, and how to present data points.
A named object that associates one or more triggers with an action.
Example actions include sending email to a list of recipients and running a command.
An implicit or explicit way to group devices.
Device classes are implicit organizers. Explicit organizers enable arbitrary groupings of devices and device components in the Collection Zone interface.
For more information, see Using organizers.
Smart View is a visual representation of the most relevant available information about an entity, the entities that it depends on, and critical events that affect the entities.
For more information, see Using Smart View.
Data that does not necessarily have a model associated with it before it comes into Zenoss Cloud.
See also: collector
NOTE: The streaming data collection feature of Zenoss Cloud is not available in the current release.
See also: notification