SOURCE: Zenoss, Inc.

October 17, 2007 12:01 ET

New Version of Zenoss' Open Source IT Management Software Delivers Network Visualization & Java Application Management

Latest Release Includes Network Visualization, J2EE Application Management and Personalized Dashboards

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - October 17, 2007) - Zenoss, Inc., a leading open source IT management software provider, today released version 2.1 of Zenoss Core, the most popular open source IT management software product on The new version extends both its network management and application management capabilities with first-of-its-kind network visualization features and native management of Java-based applications. Zenoss Core 2.1 also adds advanced graphing capabilities and personalized dashboards. Zenoss Core enables organizations of all sizes to access an affordable, powerful and integrated IT management solution.

"Zenoss Core 2.1 addresses key issues facing IT administrators -- visualization of distributed IT environments and management of Java-based applications," said Erik Dahl, CTO and founder of the Zenoss Core project. "We also made it even easier to build your own personal views and dashboards. We extend our appreciation to our community for all the input and assistance they provided for this release."

This version adds a Google Maps mashup, a network topology map, Java application management, powerful graphing capabilities and an Ajax-based drag and drop dashboard.

The Google Maps feature, which provides a display of real-time status data for geographically separate IT centers and the WAN connections between them, is one of several innovative features being added to Zenoss Core, the company's award-winning open source IT management product.

Google Maps Mashup

--  Mapping of actual locations and the connections between them
--  Link status visualization allowing WAN failures to be detected quickly
--  One-click drill-down to show detailed status information for any

Level 3 Network Topology Map

--  Interactive exploration of Zenoss' auto-discovered network topology
--  Status information integrated with the map, allowing failures to be
    located quickly
--  Direct drill-down into device detail from the map

Native JMX J2EE performance monitoring

--  Agentless monitoring of all J2EE servers using Java's remote JMX
--  Fully integrated data with all core Zenoss performance monitoring
    systems, including graphs and thresholds

Fully customizable drag and drop dashboard

--  Drag and drop dashboard, leveraging the use of portlets to provide a
    custom system view
--  Ajax-based dashboard, providing a custom overview on a per user basis
--  Available portlet library, providing views of status information, such
    as the Google Maps mashup, critical device issues, business impact, and

Advanced reporting

--  Fine-grained control over performance graph creation and appearance
--  Powerful graphical visualization, supporting reports with multiple
    devices or component data on a single graph
--  Custom reports using a friendly graphical user interface

For more information on Zenoss Core 2.1 please visit

About Zenoss, Inc.

Zenoss, Inc. ( brings powerful IT management solutions to organizations of all sizes around the globe. Zenoss Core is a complete network monitoring and systems management platform that discovers networked IT resources, monitors them for performance and availability, and tracks changes through a configuration management database (CMDB). Zenoss offers enterprise-grade support, services, and commercial add-ons through its Enterprise Subscription. One of the ten most active projects on SourceForge.Net, Zenoss software has been downloaded over 250,000 times in 2007, and is used in government, education, and some of the world's largest corporations. Zenoss is winner of Network World's Clear Choice Award, Enterprise Open Source Magazine Readers' Choice Award, and a nominee for Best Technical Design in the SourceForge 2007 Community Choice Awards. Zenoss, Inc. is privately held and headquartered in Annapolis, MD. Download Zenoss Core free at

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