Webcast Recording: Automating Zenoss Core with Chef

Configuration management, automation and monitoring are a compelling combination. This session will explore the new Zenoss Core cookbook for Chef. The presentation will walk through cookbook and discuss the inner workings, while providing a live demonstration of a Zenoss server being deployed and automatically monitoring Chef-managed nodes. In case you missed the recent interactive webinar or were frustrated by the technical difficulties here is a new version of the recording.

The webcast covers:

  • bootstrapping a number of servers and connecting them to the Opscode Platform
  • deploying and configuring a Zenoss server automatically, customized for our environment and preferences
  • adding new nodes to our environment and start monitoring them automatically
  • exploring the functionality of the cookbook and how the various aspects are supported
  • demonstrating a number of Chef features that enable this dynamic deployment
  • getting real results quickly
  • potential future enhancements

The tmux script mentioned in the session is available for download here:

Matt Ray

Matt is Chef's Manager/Solutions Architect for APAC. Currently based in Sydney, Australia. He's been with Chef for 6 years in a wide variety of roles including Director of Partner Integration most recently.