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Ubuntu LTS 20.04 and CentOS 8 installation question

  • 1.  Ubuntu LTS 20.04 and CentOS 8 installation question

    Posted 10-20-2020 10:49 AM
    I'm in an environment that uses Ubuntu LTS 20.04 for security reasons. Since CentOS 7 is not getting full support, and CentOS 8 is not supported by Zenoss. Does anyone have any experience installing a current version of Zenoss in an Ubuntu LTS 20.04 environment? Alternatively, is there any news on when CentOS 8 will be supported by the Zenoss team?

    Thanks!
    Stuart



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    Stuart Guarnieri
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  • 2.  RE: Ubuntu LTS 20.04 and CentOS 8 installation question

    Posted 10-21-2020 03:28 PM
    Edited by Arthur 10-21-2020 03:29 PM
    Hi Stuart

    I don't have any experience and tried to install Zenoss V6 on Ubuntu 20.04(LTS) or CentOS 8.
    So I can't tell you for sure if it will work or not.

    Here are some information which can help you deciding if you want to try it.

    1. Zenoss V6 is currently not supported on both versions.

    2. Zenoss V6 is using device mapper as the storage driver. As far as I can see device mapper is not
    listed under the supported storage drivers on Ubuntu 20.04(TLS)
    https://docs.docker.com/engine/install/ubuntu/

    3. On RHEL 8 (CentOS 8) docker is not supported anymore.
    https://access.redhat.com/discussions/3697371
    https://access.redhat.com/articles/2317361

    On RHEL 8 (CentOS 8) the default Python Version is 3.X (Zenoss uses Python 2.7.5)
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Python/comments/9xbx6g/python_3_is_the_default_python_implementation_in/

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  • 3.  RE: Ubuntu LTS 20.04 and CentOS 8 installation question

    Posted 10-21-2020 03:45 PM
    Hi Arthur,

    Thanks for the analysis.  Sounds like we're going to have to explore options with our security team.
    Boiled down, neither option is looking good without some serious integration work.

    Well, I can hope things change for either platform sooner than later.  Or for that matter, things change on the Zenoss Community release with respect to CentOS 8.

    Thanks again,
    Stuart

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