Add windows client to zenoss monitoring

Allow ICMP Through Firewall

Firstly you need to allow incoming ICMP ping request since this is the way Zenoss checks if the system is online.

Go to:

Server Manager -> Configuration -> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security -> Inbound Rules

Do the following:

Enable rule “File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In)”.

Manually Configure WinRM Service

Go to:

Start -> Search programs and files -> gpedit.msc -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Remote Management (WinRM) -> WinRM Service

Configure as follows:

  • Allow automatic configuration of listeners -> Enabled -> Under IPv4 filters input “*” without the quotation marks
  • Allow Basic authentication -> Enabled
  • Allow unencrypted traffic -> Enabled

Manually Configure Windows Remote Shell

Go to:

Start -> Search programs and files -> gpedit.msc -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Remote Shell

Configure as follows:

  • Allow Remote Shell Access -> Enabled
  • Specify maximum number of processes per Shell -> Enabled -> MaxProcessesPerShell = 2147483647
  • Specify maximum number of shells per user -> Enabled -> MaxShellsPerUser = 2147483647
  • Specify shell Timeout -> Enabled -> ShellTimeOut = 2147483647

Run WinRM Quick Config

Run WinRM quick configuration which adds a firewall exception, allows remote access to the machine for management and starts a WinRM HTTP listener.

Go to:

Start -> Search programs and files -> cmd

Run “winrm quickconfig” and press “y” as follows.

Check WinRM HTTP Listener is Running

Go to:

Start -> Search programs and files -> cmd

Run “winrm enumerate winrm/config/listener” to make sure it is running and accepting connections as follows.

Add Windows Client to Zenoss

Go to Zenoss web GUI to the following page:

Infrastructure -> Devices -> Details

Under “Configuration Properties” enter “zWinRMUser” and “zWinRMPassword” details. This user should have administrative rights on Windows Zenoss client machine.

Next on the Zenoss Infrastructure page click “Add a Single Device”. Enter the Windows machine name or IP address. Make sure to choose the device class “/Server/Microsoft/Windows”!

Voila, the Windows machine was successfully added to your Zenoss.

The Windows machine should be modeled automatically – the filesystems and services should appear along with interfaces and processors.

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