Zenoss Partners with LINA Software to Deliver Open Source Monitoring for Microsoft Windows

January 22, 2010
January 22, 2010 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – The Zenoss Core project, a leading open source IT monitoring and management solution today announced the general availability of Zenoss Core version 2.5.1 under the GNU General Public License (V2) is now available as a free and open source solution for the Microsoft Windows operating system. This latest release of the open source monitoring and systems management project enables users to run applications compiled for Linux under Windows with a native look and feel using the beta version of the LINA runtime environment developed by Lina Software. Zenoss Core users can deploy Zenoss as an application in Microsoft Windows using LINA, a lightweight runtime environment that enables developers to write and compile code using free Open Source Linux tools. Zenoss and LINA are currently looking for people to download, test and use the LINA installer for Zenoss so that it can continue to be optimized for Windows monitoring. The Zenoss Core for Windows installer can be downloaded from the LINA website at: http://openlina.com/popups/popup-user-apps.html.

This installer works on any operating system where the LINA runtime environment has been installed. The runtime environment may be downloaded at: http://openlina.com/popups/popup-lina.html.

Monitoring Microsoft Windows with Zenoss
Beyond installing on Microsoft Windows, Zenoss Core is well-suited to monitor Microsoft operating systems and applications. The following community-developed plugins (referred to as ZenPacks) have been developed to provide deep monitoring of Microsoft technologies.

- Windows SNMP Monitors - This ZenPack allows you to monitor performance data (CPU and Memory) of Windows hosts running the standard SNMP Service with no additional software installed on the guest operating systems - Developed by Ryan Matte
- Microsoft SQL ODBC Database Monitor - ODBC monitoring of Microsoft SQL databases- Egor Puzanov
- Windows Exchange Monitoring - Provides graphs for the Exchange User Statistics, Exchange SNMP Queues, Exchange Mailbox Queues, Exchange Public Queues, RPC Averaged Latency, Address List Queue, Email Delivery Rate and Email Delivery Time once it is bound and monitoring.- Developed by Johan Keskitalo and Andreas Falk
- Windows IIS Performance Monitoring - This WMI-based ZenPack creates a new performance template for monitoring IIS6 performance via a WMI Data Source - Developed by Egor Puzanov
- Microsoft Virtual Server Monitoring -This ZenPack -s for monitoring a Virtual Machine and a Virtual Network within Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. - by Trevor Seward
- Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) SQL Server Monitoring - This WMI-based ZenPacks provides a WMIPerfMSSQL template for monitoring Microsoft SQL Server. Developed by Richard Esteve

All Zenoss Microsoft monitoring ZenPacks can be found in the Zenoss ZenPack Library.

Collaborate with other Microsoft Management Professionals:
The Zenoss Community features a Windows monitoring forum to discuss issues related to monitoring Microsoft Windows.

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"Software developers should be focused on developing features not porting applications to other platforms," says Saill White, VP of Product Development for Lina Software,"It's gratifying to take a leading enterprise IT management application like Zenoss Core and enabling it for use on other platforms so that the core development can focus on expanding its functionality and not waste precious development cycles on operating system compatibility."

"Our goal is to provide a high quality management tool to all IT professionals whether they need to monitor Unix, Linux or Microsoft Windows." said Mark Hinkle, VP of Community for Zenoss,"By partnering with LinaSoftware we can now offer a solution that totally removes any learning curve for Microsoft professionals who choose to install and deploy Zenoss Core."

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