This Week in OpenNMS: Lights Out in Pittsboro
by Benjamin Reed: April 13, 2010
It’s time for This Week in OpenNMS. In the last week we did some training, worked on thresholds, cleaned up the database, and did some other updates.
- Stable: Current Release is 1.6.4
1.6.4 is the current stable release, released (no kidding!) April 1st. It fixes a number of bugs, and adds a few features. For a full list, see the bugzilla 1.6.3 and 1.6.4 milestones. This is a recommended upgrade for anyone on OpenNMS versions older than 1.6.4.
- Unstable: Current Release is 1.7.3
1.7.3 is the current unstable release, released May 3rd. It fixes a number of 1.7.2 bugs, and is the first public release including the new ACL code. A 1.7.x overview is available in the release notes on the site.
- Unstable: Thresholding Rework
Alejandro popped by the OpenNMS offices last week (you know, just a quick jaunt from Venezuela) to hang out and do some codin’. He’s been spending a little time refactoring the thresholding code.
- Unstable: Database Schema Management
As mentioned previously, I’m working on converting our schema to LiquiBase — a very spiffy database-agnostic tool for not only creating databases based on a schema definition, but transitioning databases migration-style to new versions. This will let us get rid of a lot of cruft in our current “install” code.
- Unstable: WMI Work
A number of bugfixes have gone into the WMI code, including a fix for some socket leak issues.
- Unstable: Plumbing Updates
Our database backend code was converted to the latest version of Hibernate. In the process, we fixed a long-standing issue in the way our JMX MBean server was set up which should now allow proper monitoring of JMX data in the OpenNMS server JVM itself.
- Unstable: RANCID Updates
Rocco released an update to the RANCID web service code. I will be putting together a 0.93 release on SourceForge this week when I get the chance.
- Unstable: ACL UI
Massimiliano has been continuing his work on the ACL (Custom Views) UI he created, refactoring it to work with the final hibernate-based implementation we ended up with in 1.7.x.
- August 12, 2009: Tarus will be giving a talk at OpenSourceWorld: DM4: The Open Source Management Stack.
- September 21st-25th, 2009: OpenNMS training will be available through The OpenNMS Group at the OpenNMS training facility in Pittsboro, NC.
If you have anything to add to the events list, please let me know.
Lights Out for This Week
As we were having lunch today, the power went out. Luckily, they were cooking with gas. Being the geeks we are, we immediately checked if our office was down by going to the OpenNMS demo site. Apparently the office building didn’t get the generator going before the UPSes ran out.
So, I came home instead. Here I am, working on TWiO, and I can see that things are back up. Such is life.
As always, if there’s anything you’d like me to talk about in a future TWiO, or you just have a comment, criticism, or hilarious LOLcat photo you’d like to share, don’t hesitiate to say hi. Also, we’ve still got room for more Order of the Blue Polo members if you’d like to send your own testimonial. (Of course you would!)
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