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Zenoss NetFlow Zenpack

Have you been looking for a Zenpack that would allow seamless integration of Zenoss and the NetFlow tool Scrutinizer? Well you have come to the right place! Today I will be showing you how to complete the configuration of this integration.

First off there are some minor differences between Zenoss 3.x and 4.x, make sure you know what version you are running before trying to continue on with this guide. The difference between the two will determine what we will be renaming the Zenpack, before we do that you will need to download the Scrutinizer Zenpack. Before trying to install you will want to unzip the .egg file from the provided .ZIP then change the name of the file according to the version of Zenoss you are currently running.

  • For version 3.x.x change the file name to: ZenPacks.PlixerInternational.Scrutinizer-1.2-py2.6.egg
  • For version 4.1.1, rename the file to: ZenPacks.PlixerInternational.Scrutinizer-1.2-py2.7.egg


Now that our ZenPack is properly named we can navigate to Advanced > Zenpacks. In this menu simply click on the gear next to Loaded ZenPacks, choose Install ZenPack and locate the file we just renamed. After the install is complete you will need to restart the services for the pack to be available.

Zenoss NetFlow Installation

Now we are ready to configure the Zenoss server to link with Scrutinizer. First find the device class you would like to like to Scrutinizer and open “Configuration Options”. Here you will need to configure zScrutinizerUsername, zScrutinizerPassword,  zScrutinizerIp, and zLinks. The only one that can be a little tricky is zLinks, to make it easier for you I have included an template:

<a href=’http://[Scrutinizer-server-ip]/index.html?user=[USER NAME]&pass=[PASSWORD]?tab=tab3&popID=NEW&newFilterType=sdfDips&newFilterData=in_[HEXIFIED-EXPORTER-IP]_ALL&dateRange=Last24Hours&d=both#tab=tab3′><img src=”http://[Scrutinizer-server-ip]/images/common/logo24.png” title=”Scrutinizer”>Scrutinizer</a>Zenoss with Scrutinizer in a dashboard

To add Scrutinizer to a Dashboard all you need to do is click on Add Portlet, select Scrutinizer NBA Volume then configure it to point at Scrutinizer. Contact us today if you are looking for a best at NetFlow tool that will integrate well with your current solutions.


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Michael Patterson, is the founder & CEO of Plixer and the product manager for Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer. Prior to starting Somix and Plixer, Mike worked in a technical support role at Cabletron Systems, acquired his Novell CNE and then moved to the training department for a few years. While in training he finished his Masters in Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University and then left technical training to pursue a new skill set in Professional Services. In 1998 he left the 'Tron' to start Somix and Plixer.