Zenoss Announces Open Source Virtualization Monitoring for Xen Hypervisor



AUSTIN, TX – March 4, 2010 – Zenoss Inc., corporate sponsor of the award winning open source IT monitoring and management solution Zenoss Core, today announced the general availability of Zenoss Core version 2.5.2 under the GNU General Public License (V2). As part of this release, Zenoss Core now offers new monitoring capabilities for the Xen Hypervisor via the Zenoss Xen monitoring plug-in, or Xen Virtual Hosts ZenPack.

 The Xen Virtual Hosts ZenPack discovers guests on Xen para-virtualized hosts and provides monitoring of performance and availability via SSH. While the Xen hosts run on physical servers, the virtual guests are listed per host and linked back to any discovered instances on the network. With this ZenPack, administrators can quickly find the associated hosts and guests and monitor their Xen virtual infrastructure along side their entire physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT environment through a single interface.


“We are committed to making sure Zenoss Core addresses the growing use of virtualization and cloud-based technologies,” said Mark R. Hinkle, Vice President of Community. “By distributing Xen monitoring software as open source, we are enabling a large set of organizations who previously had no tools to manage their virtual assets to monitor virtual and physical IT infrastructure from one powerful, easy to use solution.”


Version 2.5.2 of Zenoss Core and the Xen Virtual Hosts ZenPack are available for download from the Zenoss Open Source Community website:


·         Zenoss Core 2.5.2: http://community.zenoss.org/community/download

·         Xen Virtual Hosts ZenPack: http://bit.ly/9f374I


About Zenoss Core

Zenoss Core is an award winning open source network monitoring and systems management project that delivers the functionality to effectively manage the configuration, health and performance of networks, servers and applications through a single, integrated software package. The Zenoss Community is comprised of over 75,000 active members who are instrumental in evolving the solution as well as providing timely support and help for all questions. One of the most active projects on SourceForge, Zenoss Core has been downloaded over one million times and is being used by companies in over 180 countries. The Zenoss Core project is sponsored by Zenoss Inc.,a commercial open source independent software vendor. For more information on Zenoss Core, visit http://community.zenoss.org.


About Zenoss Inc.

Zenoss is a leading commercial open source provider of Unlegacy enterprise IT management products. Zenoss Enterprise is a single model-based product that enables organizations to seamlessly manage physical, virtual and cloud based infrastructure with unprecedented power, agility and value. Leveraging a commercial open source model, Zenoss products monitor over one million network and server devices daily and have been used in over 25,000 organizations in 180 countries around the world. Commercial customers include leading companies such as Rackspace, VMware, WebMD, LinkedIn, Carlson, Motorola and Deutsche Bank. To learn more about Zenoss’ award-winning IT operations management software, visit http://www.zenoss.com.