April 10, 2006

Zenoss Adds Monitoring of Windows Servers

Sharon Smith writes "Open Source Zenoss Adds Monitoring of Windows Servers Using WMIOpen Source IT Management Project Makes It Easy to Monitor Windows, Linux and Network Infrastructure Within a Single Application ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/06/2006 -- Zenoss, an open source systems and network management project, announced today at LinuxWorld in Boston, Massachusetts, the availability of a new module that provides detailed monitoring of servers running Microsoft Windows using Microsoft's Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) management protocol.

The benefit for end users is that Zenoss now offers detailed monitoring of Network infrastructure, Linux/Unix servers and Windows servers through an integrated product. Zenoss offers visibility across layers and platforms along with visibility across monitoring perspectives including: configuration discovery, availability monitoring, event management, performance monitoring and change history.

"Our goal is to make it easy for medium-sized organizations to monitor their entire infrastructure through an integrated, open source product," said Bill Karpovich, Co-Founder & CEO of Zenoss. "To achieve this, strong instrumentation of Windows-based systems is essential." Specific capabilities included in Zenoss's Windows collection module include:

-- Agentless deployment (no new software required on managed servers)
-- Centralized collection, correlation, display and notification of Windows events
-- Automatic discovery of Windows services
-- Availability monitoring of Windows services
-- Template-based configuration

Mark Hinkle, Editor-in-Chief of LinuxWorld Magazine, added, "Zenoss is taking open source monitoring to a new level. Strong cross-platform coverage in an integrated product makes Zenoss an excellent candidate for broad adoption."

For more information please visit http://www.zenoss.org./

About Zenoss, Inc.

Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Zenoss, Inc. is a systems management software company that is lowering the cost and complexity of enterprise systems monitoring and management leveraging the power of open source. The Zenoss open source project is available at http://www.zenoss.org./
Contact:
Chris Walker
Walker Communications LLC
443-254-2030SOURCE: Zenoss, Inc."

Link: zenoss.org

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