OpenNMS On the Horizon – Helm, Minion, Kafka, Karaf, Nephron, Non-Root, Metadata, Newts, Datastax, Vue3
Since last time, we updated Helm, Minion, and detector docs, Kafka event/alarm streams, time-series Karaf utilities, Nephron benchmarking, non-root OpenNMS, JVM startup options, Minion config schema publishing, metadata search support, Newts Datastax support, Vue3 UI prototyping, Minion health check, and Helm.
Github Project Updates
Internals, APIs, and Documentation
Bonnie updated documentation for Helm and the Flow Deep-Dive dashboard, the Minion deployment guide, and component filters.
Ronny worked on Minion installation doc updates.
Marcel made some updates to BsfDetector documentation.
Chandra worked on adding more node fields to the event/alarm protobuf definition for kafka streams.
Patrick did more work on exposing time-series commands to the Karaf CLI.
Stefan continued his work on Nephron flow testing and benchmarking.
I did some more work on running OpenNMS as non-root.
I updated the opennms startup script to support setting JAVA_INITIAL_HEAP_SIZE in opennms.conf to override the JVM's default -Xms value.
I wrapped up my work to publish the minion config schema.
Christian worked on adding metadata support to the search API.
Mark added some extra documentation for Helm node filter and resource queries.
I worked on updating and fixing tests for Jeff's Datastax Newts branch.
Web, ReST, UI, and Helm
Mike and Maxim did more work on a basic Vue3 UI framework.
Jane continued to work on enhancing the Minion health check ReST API.
I fixed an issue in the Helm build preventing publication in the Grafana plugin registry.
Thanks to the following contributors for committing changes since last OOH:
OpenNMS is on a monthly release schedule, with releases happening on the first Tuesday of the month.
The next OpenNMS release day is July 6th, 2021.
We currently expect at least a Horizon 28.0.1 release, plus updates for all supported Meridian releases.
Next Horizon: 29 (Q4 2021)
The next major Horizon release will be Horizon 29.
The current roadmap for Horizon 29 includes the following goals:
running as non-root by default
refactor the Minion's communication to get rid of out-of-band ReST calls to the OpenNMS core
add support for persistence of flows to Cortex
Next Meridian: 2022 (Q? 2022)
With Meridian 2021 recently out, we do not yet have a specific timeline for Meridian 2022.
Expect it to include -- at the very least -- the JDK11 requirement and flow aggregation improvements from Horizon 28.
Ideally it will contain work going into Horizons 29 (and probably 30) if our timeline holds. 😅
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 Time…
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.
Resolved Issues Since Last OOH
HELM-154: Introduce resourceFilter (similar to nodeFilter but for resources)