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The Zenoss Collection Zone is capable of communicating with devices to poll performance metrics and to collect or generate events.

We refer to this process as "monitoring."

Your Collection Zone uses the following methods to monitor performance metrics of devices and device components:

  • SNMP - Collects data through SNMP from any device that is correctly configured for SNMP monitoring.
  • ZenCommand - Using telnet or ssh, logs in to devices and runs scripts to collect performance data.
  • Microsoft.Windows - ZenPack that allows performance monitoring of Windows servers.
  • Other ZenPacks - Collect additional performance data.

Regardless of the monitoring method, the Collection Zone stores performance monitoring configuration information in monitoring templates.