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  • 1.  Install Zenoss Core 5 without Docker

    Posted 05-10-2015 04:58 AM

    Trying to install Zenoss 5 without Docker, but am unable to find any documentation on it or a package I could play with. Does anybody happen to know how to do this

    Thank you.



  • 2.  That it's not supported.

    Posted 05-10-2015 10:08 AM

    That it's not supported.

    You can "extract" files from Zenoss docker images and then you can start all Zenoss daemons, but you will need a deep docker and zenoss knowledge to do it :-D

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  • 3.  That was what I feared

    Posted 05-10-2015 01:44 PM

    Thanks. Sounds like that will be almost as much hassle as managing the docker install so will probably bear with it.



  • 4.  Ahmed:

    Posted 05-15-2015 09:38 AM

    Ahmed:
    We manage docker for you with the Control Center software that Zenoss runs on. Essentially:
    Control Center runs on and leverages docker for containers, but provides orchestration, routing (internal and external), and other features docker lacks
    Zenoss runs on Control Center (again utilizing docker containers)

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  • 5.  Major step backwards???

    Posted 11-30-2016 11:54 AM

    Sorry to bump an older thread, but I just started in on building a new Zenoss 5 box for our environment and wow was I unpleasantly surprised! Zenoss was always a little tricky to get up and running, but just reading the Zenoss_Core_Planning_Guide_r5 and the Zenoss_Core_Installation_Guide_r5 makes my head wanted to explode (32 pages WTF In v4 by page 7 you were logging in to a completed install). What a huge step backwards IMHO. Docker, 4 cores minimum, 20GB RAM, SSD or high-performance SAN, and the disk space requirements are unreal...

    Docker 50GB

    Control Center 50GB

    Application Data 300GB

    Application Backups 150GB

    We currently have Zenoss monitoring our entire environment, quite well I may add, with 2 cores, 16GB RAM, & 40GB of disk space vs. the 550GBs of disk for v5 Theres something to be said for a few prerequisites and an RPM. Ever heard of the KISS method

    I apologize for the rant, but is there some huge, unbelievable gain in features and performance in v5 I am unaware of This seriously makes me have to consider a simpler solution like Solorwinds or PRTG. Wow, never thought Id see Solorwinds and simpler in the same sentence...

    Just my 2...



  • 6.  Same here !

    Posted 02-21-2017 04:48 AM

    I also tested the V5, finally I fought with V5 for long hours.
    Impossible for me to put in production this kind of system.
    Too heavy, too complicated if a problem occurs.

    No upgrade possible, no more update, with time zenpacks will no longer be compatible V4 ...
    I stay on V4 the time to find a good alternative to Zenoss, migrate servers and go away.

    I am very disappointed, i use zenoss for years and I like zenoss .



  • 7.  Thank for info.

    Posted 03-28-2017 01:53 AM

    Thank for info.

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