This Week in OpenNMS: World IPv6 Day Is Coming
by Benjamin Reed: April 25, 2011
It’s time for This Week in OpenNMS. In the last couple of weeks we did a bunch of bugfixing and some more IPv6 work in preparation for a 1.10 release candidate.
- 1.8: Current Release is 1.8.11 (Bald Eagle)
1.8.11 is the current stable release, tagged 11 April, 2011. For a complete list of changes and updates, see the “New and Noteworthy” page on the OpenNMS wiki. As always, it is recommended that you back up your database before upgrading.
- 1.9: Current release is 1.9.7 (Naqara)
1.9.7 is the current unstable release, tagged 11 April, 2011. This release is not recommended for production use, but for developers and users who want to try out the very latest features. For a list of changes and updates, see the “New and Noteworthy” page on the OpenNMS wiki.
- [NMS-1112] – Ping behaviour for outage on remote network
- [NMS-1158] – deleted interfaces are included in polling package ip lists
- [NMS-2692] – nsclient-datacollection-config.xml only collects on 1st attribute in wpm group
- [NMS-2777] – Concurrency issues on multiprocessor systems cause collection outages
- [NMS-2868] – spring-mock is included in distribution
- [NMS-3411] – Debian Startup Script hides important Debian Specific Error Output
- [NMS-3500] – DemoUI – Leaving the search field blank causes an “Unexpected Error”
- [NMS-3933] – archive_events.sh still uses the old lib/scripts/* style initialization
- [NMS-4069] – Need to be able to acknowledge notifications through the ReST service
- [NMS-4110] – prevent automatic start after installation / upgrade
- [NMS-4168] – Rescans Not Happening for Default Nodes
- [NMS-4172] – ‘some’ matchType for WMI Poller matches 2 or more, not 1 or more as docuemented
- [NMS-4211] – Failed to load the required jicmp library
- [NMS-4230] – No services are registered in the database
- [NMS-4445] – HTTP Collector throwing exception “Host must be set to create a host URL”
- [NMS-4454] – Reports throughin Exception when doing traffic based reports and store-by-group
- [NMS-4509] – FilterDao calls need to return InetAddresses
- [NMS-4558] – Page Sequence Monitor (PSM) doesn’t appear to do retries
- [NMS-4578] – Debian init script not LSB compatible
- [NMS-4579] – [patch] add new asset fields for hardware configuration data
- [NMS-4580] – The attribute “totalCount” for OnmsNodeList is not well calculated
- [NMS-4583] – Filter rules tend to get all IP addresses, even if they are deleted
- [NMS-4593] – Report Issue – Surveillance Category Not Correctly Chosen
- [NMS-4595] – eventd cannot parse events which are missing an XML namespace
- [NMS-4596] – send-event.pl errors on IPv6 addresses
- [NMS-4597] – Primary keys are not set to not null
- [NMS-4603] – make ICMP implementation configurable
- [NMS-4604] – Add script execution, response times, logging, more to BSFMonitor
- [NMS-4605] – MailTransportMonitor POP3 javax.mail.AuthenticationFailedException, but without connection to host at all
- [NMS-4608] – Changing the default password in 1.9.7
- [NMS-4610] – Node Rescan -> node.jsp not found
- [NMS-4614] – Problem accessing /opennms/KSC/KSC/customGraphEditDetails.htm. Reason: Not Found – 404
- [NMS-4615] – add a No SNMP checkbox to the Node Quick-Add web page
- [RANCID-1] – Updated RANCID patch for opennms-rancid
OpenNMS User Conference America: Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Constituency?
We got a ton of folks expressing their interest in the OUCA, but so far it appears we haven’t had a lot of people confirm for the actual event yet. If you are interested, *please* sign up at the OUCA event page.
Current topics include:
- Monitoring Layer-2 port status with SnmpPoller
- JasperReporting with iReport and OpenNMS
- OpenNMS Remote Execution (Net-SNMP, SSH, CGI)
- Demonstration of OpenNMS IPv6 capabilities
- How to use provisioning
- How to manage events
- How to gather data and poll services
You will have access to many of the developers of OpenNMS to ask those “what if” and “how does” type questions. We are also open to suggestions as to what topics we should add. This is YOUR conference make it what YOU need it to be. Do we need more advanced or basic topics?
World IPv6 Day – Can You Manage It?
One of our goals in getting OpenNMS 1.10 out the door is to have IPv6 support ready for the masses, since IPv4 addresses are soon to become scarce. To help get the word out about being able to monitor IPv6 resources with OpenNMS, we’re working with the ISOC to provide management of the participants in World IPv6 day. Dave recently sent out a notice about needing volunteers to help us run remote pollers, but I wanted to reiterate it here, since the more monitors we’re running, the better.
Hello OpenNMS fans! We’re looking for volunteers to help us monitor the participants in World IPv6 Day with OpenNMS Remote Pollers connected to your IPv6 networks. If you are interested, please read on. If you’re not interested or can’t participate, it might be a good read for you anyway
As you may or may not be aware, a lot of work is being completed in the development branch (master, tagged as 1.9) right now to add support for IPv6 to OpenNMS. The key feature for the 1.10 release is IPv6 along with significant updates to Provisiond so that we can deprecate Capsd (or at least make Provisiond a more complete replacement). In other words, IPv6 is the impetus for making a 1.10 release and World IPv6 day, June 8th, 2011, is our target date.
There is still a significant amount of work to be completed in order to just tag our next stable release (1.10) and we’re making our best efforts. But, it could be that there just isn’t enough time to fully vet all the code changes for a release on that actual day. A release for that day would mean tagging fairly soon. More on that later…
In the meantime and more to the point of this message, we’re very excited to be actively supporting the World IPv6 Day participants and the ISOC. OpenNMS’ participation means that we will be providing a monitoring service that, by way of our remote pollers, will be monitoring the status of each hosting participant’s website. This will also help ISP participants better understand if there are location specific IPv6 issues.
There will be a status summary page on the ISOC’s website that links back to an OpenNMS server’s a page on the OpenNMS server, possibly the Distributed Status Map, showing the status of the IPv6 sites from all the remote monitoring locations that we’re able to define, based on the locations of volunteers from this community. So, we are asking for volunteers to run OpenNMS remote pollers on IPv6 connected hosts. I suspect that the polling intervals will be configured to about every 15 minutes and the polls will be HTTP service checks for each of the participant’s IPv6 and IPv4 address. We will probably also use the PSM and configure the ‘host’ attribute so that we can verify that IPv6 DNS checks are working, too. I’ll be creating a sample configuration and will solicit your feed back.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contract me directly (david <at> opennms.org) and we’ll start coordinating with you with respect to installation and testing (we still have a lot of setup to do on the backend). I suspect that we will be making OpenNMS 1.10 T-shirts to celebrate our 1.10 release. For your participation in World IPv6 Day, you’ll receive a special addition shirt “OpenNMS Fanatic” 1.10 T-shirt. (Something a long those lines… I leave the savvy slogans to “rangerrick” . I wanted to get this solicitation out to you, now, so that we can better plan the server side configuration (remote monitoring locations, server resources, etc.).
As far as getting 1.10 tagged and released around the time of World IPv6 day, we hope that as many of you as possible can begin running test a instance for the 1.9 snapshot code so that you can update frequently to the latest code and give us feed back in Jira (http://issues.opennms.org). Install OpenNMS via the snapshot yum/apt repos and let’s get 1.10 vetted for release ASAP.
Thank you for this brief interruption and I return you to your regularly scheduled programs.
- 26th through 27th of May, 2011: OpenNMS Users Conference Europe
- 6th through 10th of June, 2011: Ben will be at WWDC 2011. drop a note if you’d like to meet up and say ‘hi.’
- 17th through 18th of June, 2011: OpenNMS Users Conference Americas
- 19th through 24th of June, 2011: OpenNMS Dev-Jam 6
Until Next Week…
As always, if there’s anything you’d like me to talk about in a future TWiO, or you just have a comment or criticism that you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to say hi.
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