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@Zenoss Announces Core 5.0 Beta 2 Ready for Download

In July, Zenoss announced Beta 1 of Zenoss Core 5.  And the company is making good progress towards general availability of the new release.  After only two months, the company is ready to open up Zenoss Core 5.0 Beta 2 on its journey to GA. 

This should be the final Beta before they release the product, so if you want to kick the tires, now would be a good time to setup a dev environment, test your ZenPacks, and any specific use cases you may have to make sure everything is working as expected. 

New Features in Beta 2:

The Core 5 Beta 2 includes the following current and new features, along with many bug fixes based on user feedback:

  • Zenoss Control Center Features
    • Out of band management and monitoring of all Zenoss components (Control Center)
    • Enable consistent configuration through Zenoss service templates
    • Deploy and start Zenoss in seconds, nearly anywhere via Docker support
    • Native snapshot and rollback support, seconds to backup/restore (coming in beta release)
    • New ZenPack & ZenDMD Management Support
    • New Online Backup & Restore
    • New Snapshot/Rollback
    • New Multi-host Deployment
    • Multi-resource pools - distributed
  • Central Performance Big Data Back End Features
    • OpenTSDB/HBase central performance architecture
    • HTML5 charts with CSV export support
    • Operations Heads Up Display - Detach and maximize chart UI components for NOC displays
    • Lossless KPI retention with user definable retention period
    • New Asymmetrical KPI collection and visualization
    • Timezone UI support
    • KPI API, Tag and store KPI MOM - data agnostic external metric integration
  • Enhanced UX
    • New Component Charts Mashup - Consolidate multiple component charts onto a single chart for better root cause and cause/effect analysis
    • Event Class and Transform UI with syntax highlighting
    • Device Maintenance Management UI
Next Steps - Try it Out, Give Your Feedback, and you could receive an Amazon Gift Card!

Ready, set, go!  Now that the Beta 2 is available, download it!

The first 10 users to download the Beta 2 and complete the online survey will receive a $30 Amazon gift card from Zenoss.

Published Friday, September 05, 2014 6:45 AM by David Marshall
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