In the last week we worked on some Kafka test infrastructure updates, the BMP integration, Vcenter CIM polling, time-series plugins, Helm, and ElasticSearch QoS querying.

Github Project Updates

Internals, APIs, and Documentation

  • Sean worked on bumping Kafka components to 2.6.0
  • Chandra did more work on reworking our BMP integration to not rely on external OpenBMP
  • Alejandro's system property update for Sentinel got updated and merged
  • Christian worked on a fix for Vcenter CIM polling
  • Patrick worked on some fixes for incomplete data in the Cortex time-series plugin

Web, ReST, UI, and Helm

  • I wrapped up the Helm 6 release
  • Christian worked on making the ElasticSearch ReST API support raw and aggregated QoS queries


Thanks to the following contributors for committing changes since last OOH:

  • Alejandro Galue
  • Benjamin Reed
  • Chandra Gorantla
  • Christian Pape
  • Patrick Schweizer
  • Sean Torres

Release Roadmap

November Releases

The next OpenNMS release day is November 3rd, 2020.

The current plan is to release Horizon 27 as well as Meridians 2019 and 2020.

Next Horizon: 27 (Q4 2020)

The next major Horizon release will be Horizon 27.
It's going to contain a bunch of great stuff:

  • improvements to node caching for flow processing
  • VMware meta-data has been moved from assets to the new node meta-data
  • Minion improvements, including configuration enhancements and an overhaul to RPC thread-handling
  • a new handy global search bar in the web UI
  • improved SNMPv3 auth configuration
  • a major rework of remote poller functionality, now integrated with the Minion (we're calling it Application Perspective Monitoring)

Next Meridian: 2021 (Q2 2021)

With the recent release of Meridian 2020, plans are still tentative.
However, the current expectation is that Meridian 2021 will be based on Horizon 28, which is expected to build on Horizon 27 with additional flow and metadata improvements.

We'll know more once development plans start to firm up.


Note that this is just based on current plans; dates, features, and releases can change or slip depending on how development goes.

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Until Next Week…

If there’s anything you’d like me to talk about in a future OOH, or you just have a comment or criticism you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to say hi.

- Ben

Resolved Issues Since Last OOH

  • NMS-12919: Unable to poll Vcenter CIM - Calling something in OpenJDK11 that has been removed.

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About the Author: RangerRick

Principal Software Engineer. Manages the release process of OpenNMS Horizon and Meridian, and a bunch of other stuff.
Published On: October 19th, 2020Last Updated: October 19th, 20202 min readTags: , , , , , , , , , ,