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 ...

Tech Tip: Use Ingress and Egress Filtering to Protect the Edge of Your Network

  In 2000, a document called BCP38 was released by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). In it was a potential solution for mitigating spoofed DDoS attacks (later solved, at least in part, by severely limiting the TCP/IP stack in Windows XP SP2), which were, at the time, a prevalent threat on the Internet. The initial adoption of BCP38 was slowed due to the constraints and expense of hardware at the time. However, fast forward 14 years, and we’ve learned that BCP38 not only ...

Introducing Our Newest Zenoss Master!

Here at Zenoss, we are very pleased to introduce you to our newest Zenoss Master! What Is a Zenoss Master? Zenoss Masters are crucial longstanding members of the Zenoss Community. They contribute to the success of Zenoss Core and the Zenoss open source ecosystem by authoring ZenPacks and other code and actively participating on the Community Forums and IRC. Additionally, Zenoss Masters frequently serve as lieutenants to the Community Manager and as Forum or IRC channel operators. Zenoss ...