The process of sending a one-way message (notification) to a receiving application.
See also: action service
A service that provides tools for responding automatically to changes in your environment.
The primary area of a Smart View page.
See also: entity
A named object for managing authentication keys for Zenoss API clients.
For more information, see Authentication keys for Zenoss API clients.
A named group of Collection Zone services that gather availability, performance, or model data about devices.
Collectors use generic protocols (ICMP, SNMP) or customized protocols (API calls) to gather data.
A grid of tiles that displays key indicators of a set of entities over a range of time.
The set of entities a dashboard includes, defined by a query. The query combines sources of data with optional filters.
A customizable visualization of one or more key performance or availability indicators.
For example, to gather system uptime from a Linux host, an SNMP data
source requests a specific OID, and an SSH data source runs the
The target of an action; the receiving application of a one-way message (notification).
(Collection Zone) A physical or virtual system, or local or cloud infrastructure, from which a Collection Zone gathers availability, performance, and model data.
Example systems include servers, routers, storage systems, and switches. Example infrastructures include Amazon Web Services, VMware vCloud, and Microsoft Azure.
Device class properties identify the data to collect and the protocol for collecting data.
(Collection Zone) Resources that belong to a specific device or processes that run on a specific device.
For example, file systems, applications, and network interfaces.
An entity attribute that contributes to uniquely identifying an entity.
The value of a dimension attribute cannot change.
See also: metadata attribute
(Collection Zone) The process of identifying device components.
The results of discovery are used to populate the model.
An effective entry is the working dictionary entry that you want to use in Zenoss Cloud instead of the default entry that is provided by Zenoss.
When you customize a default entry, your customized entry becomes the effective entry. Likewise, when you create a new entry for a metric, entity, or event field that has no default, your new entry becomes the effective entry for your organization.
For more information, see Dictionary service.
An object that represents any discrete system, process, or feature for which Zenoss Cloud gathers or is sent time series data.
A structured record of a notable change in the state of a resource that is sent to the event processing service.
External events are solicited (for example, through ZenPacks) or unsolicited (through SNMP traps or syslog). Internal events are created in response to failed pings, threshold evaluations, and other occurrences.
A specific episode of the condition represented by an event.
(Collection Zone) A Python expression that the event processing service uses to determine whether to change the class of an event.
For more information, see Event mapping and transforms.
A diagram of the relationships among data points, thresholds, or both, over a specific period of time.
For more information, see the list key metrics.
The value of a metadata attribute can change.
See also: dimension attribute
A measurement that quantifies an entity property or phenomenon.
Example metrics include input/output operations per second (IOPS), CPU utilization, network interface throughput, and the amount of free space on a block device.
The determinate characteristics of an entity, including its relationships with other entities, if any.
Monitoring templates define what and how to monitor, and how to present data points.
(Zenoss Cloud) A one-way message sent by the action service.
(Collection Zone) A named object that associates one or more triggers with an action. Example actions include sending email to a list of recipients and running a command.
An implicit or explicit way to group devices.
Device classes are implicit organizers. Explicit organizers enable arbitrary groupings of devices and device components in the Collection Zone interface.
For more information, see Organizers.
primary metric tile
For more information, see Primary metric tile.
An entity that has a dependency relationship with another entity.
A query that defines the set of entities that a dashboard includes. The query combines sources of data with optional filters.
Synonym: dashboard scope
site availability monitoring
Continuous monitoring of web application uptime and responsiveness.
For more information, see Site Availability Monitor.
One or more data points in a specific time range; typically, metric data points.
An AI-assisted tool for investigating the root cause of infrastructure or application issues, whether minutes or months past.
For more information, see Smart View.
Smart View tile
For more information, see About streaming data.
(Collection Zone) A named object that specifies the boundary value and comparison operator for the data points of a metric.
Collection Zone services consider thresholds when metric data is received and create events when a data point satisfies one or more comparisons.
(Zenoss Cloud) A set of criteria that identify conditions in your environment.
The percentage of time that a website is online and accessible to users over a given time period, such as hourly, daily, or monthly. You can monitor uptime of sites using site availability monitoring.
A virtual table defined by one or more queries.
Views are used in data warehouse services like Google BigQuery.