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Installing OpenNMS

Current releases

The OpenNMS Book

There is mounting interest in an English-language book. As of June 2010, there is an effort underway to organize this effort.

The rumours about a book written in German are true. As of 04 June 2010, OpenNMS: Netzwerkmanagement mit freier Software is available for purchase from Amazon.DE.

How-To get started with OpenNMS

Before starting installation take a look at the Tuning Guide

to avoid basic performance bottlenecks and starting all over...

There is also a set of configuration How-To guides, intended for the new user to OpenNMS.

Database installation

Database backup and restore

Frequently Asked Questions

There are lot's of questions even after reading the howtos ... some of them might get answered reading the FAQs

OpenNMS Special Configurations

Configuring OpenNMS and things around it

Basics

Jetty

Tomcat

Users

Miscellaneous

Discovery / Adding Nodes

Polling / Monitoring

Events and Alarms

Other sources of events but snmp traps

Notifications

SNMP

Misc

3rd party devices

Data Collection

SNMP Data Collection

SNMP Data collection is available in all versions of OpenNMS, but only 1.3.2 and above have the ability to collect data on arbitrary indexes.

HTTP Data Collection

HTTP data collection is available in OpenNMS 1.3.2.

JMX Data Collection

JMX data collection is available in OpenNMS 1.3.x.

JDBC Data Collection

JDBC Data Collection is a feature that has to be compiled separataly as of 1.8.3

Nagios / NSClient / NSClient++ Data Collection

View / Export / Debug / Convert collected data

Thresholds

Reporting

Jrobin graphs

Most data collected and written to JRB (previously RRD) files can be used to create jrobin graphs.

Jasper reports

You can generate paper-like reports by using the OpenNMS/JasperReports integration. These reports can then be sent by email or generated on-demand using the web interface.

Charts

Asset Tracking System

  • How to use the Asset System
  • How to add attributes
  • How to import/export

Maps in OpenNMS

Configure the opennms GUI

Access Restrictions / ACL's

Integrate OpenNMS with other management software

Trouble Ticket Integration

Hacks and other improvements

SNMP related stuff

Upgrading / Configuration Management

Literature/Useful things to read

Success stories ...

Special needs, new technology