IBM AIX 7.1 Support Now Available

IBM is a long-time leader in the UNIX systems management, and the IBM AIX operating system, a variant of the Unix operating system, is widely used by many enterprises to power critical applications in their data centers. Applications ranging from infrastructure services, to databases and web servers, to critical applications like SAP and CRM systems, are all hosted on IBM AIX servers. Performance monitoring of the IBM AIX servers and the applications they host is critical for ensuring ...

New Support for Lenovo-Powered Datacenters

Today, Zenoss and Lenovo announced plans to work together to extend Zenoss Service Dynamics Resource Manager with the Lenovo Upward Integration Module for Zenoss (UIM for Zenoss). The Lenovo UIM for Zenoss is a new software bundle that includes two commercial ZenPacks, one for Integrated Management Module (IMM) v2 servers and one for Chassis Management Module (CMM) chassis. These ZenPacks provide the monitoring intelligence required to extend the Zenoss monitoring platform to Lenovo ...

New Cisco APIC ZenPack — The “Day 2” Plan You Need for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructures

The unifying point of automation and management for the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) fabric is the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (Cisco APIC). The Cisco APIC is the policy controller component of the Cisco ACI solution and is always deployed in a redundant cluster. It provides centralized access to all fabric information stores policy definitions for applications, supports flexible application network provisioning across physical and virtual ...

Customers See Quick Value in Cisco UCS Performance Manager

In August, we announced that Zenoss was collaborating with Cisco on another product to make management and monitoring of Cisco UCS environments easier and more effective. Cisco UCS Performance Manager (UCSPM) officially launched in October, and feedback from customers so far is extremely positive. Understanding Cisco UCS Performance Manager (UCSPM) Zenoss and Cisco jointly developed UCSPM to help customers maximize the capacity and performance of their UCS systems. There is a UCSPM ...

Is DevOps a Philosophy or a Role?

As organizations continue to adopt the DevOps mindset, there is lingering debate as to whether it is more of a philosophy or a role. I recently had the opportunity to speak with an analyst at Gartner about this. His view is that DevOps is more of a philosophy -- an approach to lifecycle management and how teams are organized around that outlook. As DevOps is still relatively in its infancy, there’s no one formula to follow or blueprint to work from. But in adopting DevOps into your ...

New Cluster Support Now Available in Updated Solaris ZenPack

  The Solaris operating system is known for its scalability, and many enterprise IT shops run their business-critical applications and services on Solaris-based servers. However, meeting application and service delivery SLAs depends upon the error-free functioning of not only the business-critical application itself, but also the underlying Solaris operating system that hosts the application. Issues that impact application service delivery can’t always be strictly attributed to the ...

2014 State of the Open Source Cloud Survey Results Are In – OpenStack Leading Open Source Cloud Adoption

Today, Zenoss released the findings from our 2014 The State of Open Source Cloud report. Conducted during the fall of 2014, the goal of the survey was to understand how business and technology leaders are currently using or planning to use open source cloud platforms such as OpenStack and CloudStack to respond to changing business needs. It also explored why organizations not currently using a cloud were considering cloud adoption, as well as why some organizations are still avoiding the ...