Plugins 〉OpenNMS Helm
It is the successor to the original OpenNMS Datasource for Grafana.
Consult the Helm Documentation for help on installing, configuring and using the application.
Fault Management (FM)
Flexible alarm filtering
Isolate the alarms you want displayed using custom filters and conditions that can match against over 150 different fields.
Present the fields that are most relevant to you and your teams for improved tracking and triage.
Acknowledge, escalate and create tickets for alarms directly from the dashboard.
Performance Management (PM)
Storage engine agnostic
Retrieve metrics stored in any of the available persistence engines i.e. rrdtool, JRobin and Newts.
Populate template variables with all of the nodes belonging to a set of categories, or leverage the complete filter grammar.
Trending and Forecasting
Remove outliers and perform trending or forecasting using the built-in series filters. Develop your own filters using Java or R.
Derive new series using JEXL expressions.
- Performance Management Data Source
- OpenNMS Horizon v16.x or greater
- OpenNMS Meridian v2016.1.0 or greater
- Fault Management Data Source
- OpenNMS Horizon v20.1.x or greater
- OpenNMS Meridian v2017.1.0 or greater
We use the Helm project in our JIRA instance to track bugs and enhancements related this to project.
OpenNMS Helm now supports Grafana 7, and has dropped support for versions older than 7.
nodeResources()function has been enhanced to support displaying the resource label (Issue HELM-95)
- the Filter and Alarm Table panels have been updated to work with Grafana 7 (Issue HELM-247)
This release does not yet fix Grafana 7 support (it's complicated...) but it fixes a few more bugs while we work on Grafana 7 support.
Also note, the docs that used to be included in the archive are now published at https://docs.opennms.com/ -- our future home for all OpenNMS documentation.
- Make Helm docs publicly available (Issue HELM-221)
- "How to configure the data sources in Grafana" docs are missing (Issue HELM-231)
- Enhance HELM documentation (Issue HELM-240)
- Add expression examples (Issue HELM-241)
- JEXL expressions (Issue HELM-242)
- Cannot see list of nodes and resources when editing a panel. (Issue HELM-243)
- update requirements (Issue HELM-251)
This release contains significant documentation updates, as well as a few bug fixes including Grafana 6.7 support.
It also bumps the Grafana provided by our Docker images to
- Document how to use the filter panel (Issue HELM-206)
- Document how to use the entity data-source (Issue HELM-207)
- Publish build artifacts with CircleCI to Cloudsmith (Issue HELM-214)
- Convert docs from Asciibinder to Antora (Issue HELM-217)
- Integrate Antora documentation into CircleCI (Issue HELM-218)
- Sign RPM and DEB packages with GPG key (Issue HELM-222)
- Some filter could be documented (Issue HELM-227)
- Cannot add an Alarm Table widget when using Grafana 6.6.x (Issue HELM-229)
- Support Grafana 6.7.x for our Helm plugin (Issue HELM-232)
This small release works around a module-loading bug in some Grafana versions.
It also bumps the Grafana provided by our Docker images to
This release fixes a number of issues, most notably compatibility with newer Grafana releases. These fixes necessitated dropping compatibility with Grafana versions older than 6.3, so we have bumped the major version of Helm to 5.
Additionally, documentation has been improved and a number of behind-the-scenes changes have been made related to continuous integration and build system.
- HELM-64: Node search allows only to select the first 25 nodes
- HELM-196: Alarm table rendering failures with Grafana 6.5.2
- HELM-201: Panel Refreshes After Each Request When Clearing Multiple Alarms
- HELM-202: Alarms details modal shows wrong alarm when table is sorted
- HELM-208: Error appears when selecting filter type
- HELM-212: number (count) columns render wrong in Grafana 6.5 and 6.6
This release fixes a bug with the Flow datasource and Grafana 6.4, as well as some other cosmetic changes to the Flow query interface.
- HELM-190: TypeError: Cannot read property 'toBits' of undefined
- HELM-192: Rendering Bug in Flow Query Builder
- HELM-193: Conversation Flow Histogram show "null" instead of Unknown/Other in legend
This is a small revision to 4.0.0 which contains dependency updates and a fix for running under Grafana 6.4.
Helm 4 now requires Grafana 6.0 or higher.
Entities Data Source
The Fault Management Data Source is now the Entities Data Source.
In addition to querying alarms, it can now query nodes as well. This is useful for filtering in variables, or can be used for just viewing and filtering nodes from within Grafana.
This is a breaking change that will require you to convert existing dashboards to use the new plugin. For details on upgrading, see the Helm documentation.
Flow Data Source
- Enhancements have been made to support Horizon 25's addition of "top N" queries for conversations, hosts, and applicattions.
A new panel has been added that allows you to configure a series of variables to put in a dashboard. This panel coordinates with any panels in the dashboard using the Entities Data Source to automatically apply filters matching those variables.
In the future this will be enhanced to do more complicated set operations than are possible using the built-in datasource variables.
- Alarm table code has been sync'd with enhancements from the upstream Grafana table panel.
- The new default columns and formatting for the alarm table have been updated to be more useful.
- It is now possible to configure the alarm table to not automatically refresh when new data is updated if you have navigated away from the first page of the list. When new data arrives in the background, a refresh icon will appear in the page bar.
- String-based columns (like log message) now get a mouseover with the full text of the column.
- Severity columns have been enhanced, including basic support for themes.
- A new column type (
checkbox) has been added that will render a boolean value as either a checkmark or empty string.
- Support has been added to tag a specific alarm as the "root cause" in a situation when providing feedback in the Alarm Details screen.
- A number of UI cleanups have been made to the Alarm Details screen, fixing word wrapping, resizing when the browser is resized, and more.
- The alarm table can now export CSV and Excel files. Go to
- Updated a ton of dependencies, there are now 0 warnings from
- Fixes for running under Grafana 6 (HELM-132)
- A fix for parsing nested parentheses when using label formatters (HELM-131)
- Fixed relative date formatter initialization (HELM-134) (Thanks, Brynjar!)
- Includes bug fixes from OpenNMS.js v1.3.1
- Improved error messages for incomplete or invalid queries
Performance Data Source
- Added support for overriding time intervals and max datapoints
- Labels are now shown in the order they were queried
- Labels can now be formatted using transformation functions like
resourceToName(<resourceId>)(Horizon 24 or greater)
- Measurements API requests are now made in
relaxedmode (if the server is missing a particular requested attribute, all others are still returned)
Flow Data Source
- Added additional transforms for flow data (
- The Flow Deep Dive dashboard axis labels have been updated to be more intuitive
Fault Management Data Source
- Sorting by numeric columns now works as expected
- HTML alarm (event) log messages are now rendered properly
- Alarm multi-select and deselect now works as expected
- "Severity" in the Alarm Table panel is now a normal column, rather than a "Severity icons" check box in the config options -- existing configs should be automatically upgraded
- Added support for reordering columns in the Alarm Table panel
- Added support for Situations (correlated alarms), including sending feedback on alarm correlations (Horizon 23 or greater)
- Added limited support for multi-select dashboard variables in the Alarm Table panel
- Added a custom
nodeattribute in the Alarm Table panel that supports node criteria (either passing a
- Many enhancements were made to the Alarm Detail view (full raw response viewing, related alarms, etc.)
- It is now possible to display dates as a relative time in the Alarm Table panel
- Added a new datasource for querying flow data from OpenNMS
- Added support for "fallback" attributes to the performance datasource
- Added the ability to configure query timeouts for all of the datasources
- Require Grafana 5.x or greater
- Added support for custom actions in the Alarm Table panel
- Added the operator instructions field to the alarm details modal
- Updated the package dependencies to support Grafana 5.x
- Fixed a bug where long alarm descriptions and log messages would fill the alarm details modal
- Use consistent colors in both the Alarm Table and Alarm Histogram panels
- Initial release
- Build Date: 2020-10-14T20:00:04.120Z
- Git Revision: a51f6bcbcaeab8f1e55b78d0b87c055850471b5c
Installing OpenNMS Helm on Grafana Cloud:
Installing plugins on a Grafana Cloud instance is a one-click install; same with updates. Cool, right?
Note that it could take up to 1 minute to see the plugin show up in your Grafana.
For more information, visit the docs on plugin installation.
Installing on a local Grafana:
For local instances, plugins are installed and updated via a simple CLI command. Plugins are not updated automatically, however you will be notified when updates are available right within your Grafana.
1. Install the Application
Use the grafana-cli tool to install OpenNMS Helm from the commandline:
grafana-cli plugins install
The plugin will be installed into your grafana plugins directory; the default is /var/lib/grafana/plugins. More information on the cli tool.
Alternatively, you can manually download the .zip file for your architecture below and unpack it into your grafana plugins directory.
Alternatively, you can manually download the .zip file and unpack it into your grafana plugins directory.
2. Enable it
Next, log into your Grafana instance. Navigate to the Plugins section, found in your Grafana main menu.
Click the Apps tabs in the Plugins section and select the newly installed app.
To enable the app, click the Config tab. Follow the instructions provided with the application and click Enable. The app and any new UI pages are now accessible from within the main menu, as designed by the app creator.
If dashboards have been included with the application, they will attempt to be automatically installed. To view the dashboards, re-import or delete individual dashboards, click the Dashboards tab within the app page.