Introduction to Core 4

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Introduction to Core 4

  1. 1. An Intro To Core 4Zenoss Webinar, Apr 12th 2012Simon Jakesch, simon@zenoss.com
  2. 2. State of Affairs ● 3.x has been out for about 1.5 years ● about 70% of users on 3.x ● 51% are on 3.2.1 ● new UI is helping especially new users2
  3. 3. 3.x Lifetime ● Remaining UI has been transitioned to Ext ● completed SNMPv3 support (incl. Traps) ● more pages transitioned3
  4. 4. 3.x Problems ● Zope problems due to increased number of async. requests ● Scale with big number of components and devices ● Scale with lots of events4
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  6. 6. Core 4: High Level Goals ● solve current problems ● prepare platform for the future ● improve reliability and scale ● provide more plugin points6
  7. 7. RRDCached ● lowered IO load ● improved collection capabilities per collector ● more info: http://bit.ly/auyPEU7
  8. 8. Common Collector Framework ● common functionality has been abstracted ● improved consistency across all collection daemons ● easier to write your own via ZenPacks8
  9. 9. RelStorage and memcached ● CMDB/Zope data is no longer stored in flat file but MySQL instead ● MySQL 5.5.15+ required to take advantage of new InnoDB plugin ● memcached for intermediary/shared cache for all clients of CMDB/Zope data ● more info: http://bit.ly/8g5iQ9
  10. 10. Re-written Event System ● RabbitMQ as event system backbone ● new DB schema + MySQL 5.5+ ● multi-stage/process event pipeline ● Lucene index backed event store ● multi-threaded Java based event service with REST api10
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  12. 12. Short Demo behind the scenes12
  13. 13. Other Changes ● Open Source release of all Windows monitoring and discovery ● improved ZenPack landscape / ZenPack Repo ● native CentOS/RH 6.x builds ● switch to JIRA13
  14. 14. Outlook & Questions ● BugHunt is ongoing (http://bit.ly/xeEKkX) ● GA Release expected mid–end May ● next webinar on the 26th of April (event mgt. and transforms) ● upcoming Core 4 Windows webinar ● IRC: irc.freenode.net #zenoss14

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