Opsview

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Opsview
Opsview Monitor's dashboard
Opsview Monitor's dashboard
Developer(s)

Opsview Limited

Ton Voon & Alex Burzynski: Architects & Lead Developers
Initial release 2003 (2003)
Stable release
Opsview Monitor 6.0 Early Adopter (EA) / July 25, 2018; 52 days ago (2018-07-25)
Written in Python, Golang, Perl, C, ExtJS
Operating system Linux
Type Network and application monitoring
License 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. Its headquarters is in Reading, England, with a US office in Woburn, Massachusetts. Its product, Opsview Monitor, provides a single, unified view of IT operations.

Opsview Monitor is proprietary software. Opsview offers a free license to use Opsview Monitor, limited to 25 monitored hosts, and offers SMB and Enterprise plans to larger organizations.

Technology[edit]

Opsview is built with the following technologies:

  • Python/Cython: The primary programming languages used for Opsview Monitor.
  • Golang: Primary programming language used for Opsview Monitor Opspacks.
  • Java: Programming language used for Opsview Monitor reporting.
  • React Native: Javascript framework used in Opsview Monitor Mobile.
  • Perl: Secondary programming language used for Opsview Monitor.
  • ExtJS: a JavaScript library used for building dashboards.
  • RabbitMQ: Message-passing component.
  • etcd: Key-value store for state preservation.
  • InfluxDB: Time-series database.
  • CouchDB: Distributed NoSQL database.
  • MySQL: Relational database used for configuration, runtime and data warehouse databases.

Opsview runs on Linux with official support for the following distributions: CentOS, Debian, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu. [1]

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.
  • 2015 - Opsview Atom launched, including dashboards, security wallet, autodiscovery, business service monitoring and SNMP trap processing, free for up to 25 devices.
  • 2015 - Opsview Monitor 5.0 released, including new dashboards, new Graph Center, added configuration capabilities, and a new Knowledge Center.
  • 2016 - Opsview Monitor 5.1 released, including new My Links shared URLs, Change Log, Host Status within the Problem View, and ability to set Homepages.
  • 2016 - Opsview Monitor 5.2 released, including new Opspack Marketplace, significant performance improvements and redesigned Mass Actions.
  • 2017 - Opsview Monitor 5.3 released, including full integration with InfluxDB as well as new Opspacks HAProxy, MongoDB and Varnish Cache.
  • 2017 - Opsview Monitor Mobile launched - New iOS and Android apps released, featuring an entirely redesigned user interface.
  • 2017 - Opsview Monitor 5.4 released, including unified Business Service Monitoring View, cloud-scale extensibility (Google Cloud, AWS), plus a range of Opspack plugins to use.
  • 2018 - Opsview Monitor 6.0 Early Adopter (EA) released, replacing Nagios with scalable microservices architecture.

Awards[edit]

  • Opsview won the 2008 LinuxWorld Product Excellence award for Best System Management Tool.[2][3]
  • In 2013 Opsview were "Highly Commended" in the finals of the Thames Valley Business Award for Best Company To Work For (under 100 employees).[5]

Reviews[edit]

  • Opsview Community Edition review at Techworld.com[6]

Conferences[edit]

  • Opsview 3 was presented in a Lightning Talk at FOSDEM 2009[7]
  • Ton Voon spoke about Opsview at the Open Source Monitoring Conference on Nagios in October 2009[8]
  • Neil Ferguson spoke at Dreamforce about Opsview in November 2013.[9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Supported Platforms and Software (Opsview 3.1)". Opsview Project Team. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  2. ^ "LinuxWorld 2008 Product Excellence Awards". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  3. ^ "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]
  4. ^ "Techworld Awards winners announced". Techworld. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Thames Valley Business Award Finalists". The Business Magazine. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  6. ^ "Opsview Community Edition (Techworld.com)". Techworld.com. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  7. ^ "Opsview: Network monitoring made easy". FOSDEM. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  8. ^ "Open Source Monitoring Conference on Nagios". Netways. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  9. ^ "Opsview Service Cloud". Opsview. Retrieved 2014-07-30.