Opsview

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Opsview
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Opsview V4's new dashboard
Developer(s)

Opsview Limited

Ton Voon: Architect & Lead Developer
Initial release 2003 (2003)
Stable release Opsview Enterprise 4.6 / November 20, 2014; 27 days ago (2014-11-20)
Preview release Opsview Core 20130212 / October 16, 2013; 13 months ago (2013-10-16)
Written in Perl, C, ExtJS
Operating system Linux, Solaris
Type Network and application monitoring
License GNU General Public License and Commercial License
Website www.opsview.com

Opsview is a software company specializing in enterprise systems monitoring software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures.[1] Its headquarters is in Reading, England, with a US office in Woburn, Massachusetts. The product aims to provide a single, unified view of IT operations. The company claims that more than 50,000[2] businesses and service providers use Opsview to manage their network devices, physical and virtual servers, storage and cloud systems.

Opsview sponsors a free, open-source software version - Opsview Core. It sells Opsview Pro to SMBs and Opsview Enterprise to larger organisations under a proprietary license.[1]

Technology[edit]

Opsview is built with the following technologies:

  • Nagios Core: Provides the core set of monitoring and alerting capabilities in Opsview. Sometimes referred to as Opsview's monitoring engine.
  • Perl: The primary programming language used for Opsview
  • Catalyst: A MVC Web application framework used for building the web application
  • ExtJS: a JavaScript library used for building the dashboard in Opsview Pro and Opsview Enterprise
  • MySQL: A relational database used for configuration, runtime and data warehouse databases
  • Net-SNMP: Provides SNMP support
  • RRDtool: Provides lightweight graphing

Opsview runs on Linux with official support for the following distributions: CentOS, Debian, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE and Ubuntu. It also runs on Solaris 10.[3]

Project history[edit]

  • 2003 - Project started by James Peel as collection of extensions to Nagios Core
  • 2004 - Opsview 1.0 released
  • 2005 - Opsview 1.5 released, Ton Voon joins team as development lead
  • 2006 - Opsview 2.0 released incorporating Catalyst web framework and Opsview middleware
  • 2007 - Opsview made freely available for download, community established. Development continues on Opsview 2.x
  • 2008 - Opsview voted Best System Management Tool at LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco. Opsview acquired by Opsera Limited.
  • 2009 - Opsview 3.0 released. Community and Enterprise editions launched. Opsview Community 3.5 released
  • 2010 - Opsview Enterprise 3.6 released (May); Opsview Community 3.7 released (June); Opsview Enterprise 3.8 released (July); Opsview Community 3.9 (September); Opsview Enterprise 3.10 (November)
  • 2011 - Opsview Community 3.11 released (January), Opsview Enterprise 3.12 (April), Opsview Community 3.13 (July), Opsview Mobile (August), Opsview Enterprise 3.14 (October)
  • 2012 - Opsview Enterprise 4.0 (April). Opsview Pro announced (April), Opsview Core announced + Opsview On-Demand (May)
  • 2012 - Opsview Enterprise and Opsview Pro 4.1 released (July)
  • 2012 - Opsview Mobile for iOS released (August)
  • 2012 - Opsview Enterprise and Opsview Pro 4.2 released (November) includes 'Ultra-fast Autodiscovery'
  • 2013 - Opsview Core 20130212 released including overhaul of core engine (leveraging Nagios 4 Core code) and a completely rewritten database component (NDOUtils) to offer significant performance gains (February)
  • 2013 - Opsview Enterprise and Opsview Pro 4.3 released featuring VMware ESX/vSphere autodiscovery; agentless Windows auto discovery; out-of-the-box monitors for enterprise stacks like Windows Server 2013, Oracle RDBMS, Netapp ONTAP Storage, VMware vSphere, Apache HTTP Server, MySQL, MS SQL; Multi-master dashboard views; and Nagios 4 integration (April)
  • 2013 - Opsview Enterprise and Opsview Pro 4.4 released including NetFlow analytics for Opsview Enterprise, Service Desk integration with OTRS and Salesforce Service Cloud, out-of-the-box support for Amazon CloudWatch and improved multi-tenancy (July)
  • 2014 - Opsview Enterprise and Opsview Pro 4.5 released, featuring Business Service Monitoring, auto-discovery scheduling and improved reports (April)
  • 2014 - Opsview Mobile - New release of iOS app, and an entirely redesigned android app launched, supporting push notifications.
  • 2014 - Opsview Enterprise and Opsview Pro 4.6 released, including new security wallet functionality, sFlow support and support for 3 new operating systems. Also includes Cisco IPSLA monitoring.

Awards[edit]

  • Opsview won the 2008 LinuxWorld Product Excellence award for Best System Management Tool.[4][5]
  • In 2013 Opsview were "Highly Commended" in the finals of the Thames Valley Business Award for Best Company To Work For (under 100 employees).[7]

Reviews[edit]

  • Opsview Community Edition review at Techworld.com[8]

Conferences[edit]

  • Opsview 3 was presented in a Lightning Talk at FOSDEM 2009[9]
  • Ton Voon spoke about Opsview at the The Open Source Monitoring Conference on Nagios in October 2009[10]
  • Neil Ferguson spoke at Dreamforce about Opsview in November 2013.[11]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Opsview Updates Opsview Enterprise, Launches Pro Version". MSPMentor. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  2. ^ http://www.opsview.com/about-us
  3. ^ "Supported Platforms and Software (Opsview 3.1)". Opsview Project Team. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  4. ^ "LinuxWorld 2008 Product Excellence Awards". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  5. ^ "LinuxWorld 2008: LinuxWorld.com and IDG World Expo Announce Product Excellence Award Winners at LinuxWorld and Next Generation Data Center Conference & Expo". Techshow Wire. Retrieved 2008-08-05. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Techworld Awards winners announced". Techworld. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  7. ^ "Thames Valley Business Award Finalists". The Business Magazine. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  8. ^ "Opsview Community Edition (Techworld.com)". Techworld.com. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  9. ^ "Opsview: Network monitoring made easy". FOSDEM. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  10. ^ "Open Source Monitoring Conference on Nagios". Netways. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  11. ^ "Opsview Service Cloud". Opsview. Retrieved 2014-07-30.