How to Install Zenoss 4.2.5 on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently had the need to resurrect Zenoss. I have a post for how to get an older version of Zenoss working on Ubuntu 12.04, but the links to Hydruid’s blog that had the real info are all dead now. Luckily the installer scripts are current and available on his Github.

First, I pulled down a copy of Hydruid’s install script to review and modify if needed.


It follows the same process as the previous version that I used.

  1. Update Ubuntu
  2. Setup zenoss user
  3. Install package dependencies
  4. Install Zenoss Core 4.2.5-2108_03c
  5. Setup MySQL database, import data, setup user and permissions
  6. Install and configure RabbitMQ
  7. Post-install tweaks

Looks good to me. Make the script executable and fire it off. Here we go!

sudo chmod +x
sudo ./ 2>&1 | tee script-log.txt

My terminal barfed up a bunch of text. I had to approve the Java installer and setup a root password for MySQL as part of the install process.

...Check log didn't find any errors

The Zenoss 4.2.5 core-autodeploy script for Ubuntu is complete!!!
A backup script ( has been placed in the zenoss user home directory.

Browse to to access your new Zenoss install.
The default login is:
  username: admin
  password: zenoss

No critical errors. Sweet!

I browsed to the site and it came right up. Time to get configuring…
Step 1: Change the password!



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