Quick Introduction to OpenNMS

Presented by Tarus Balog
Tuesday 3:05 p.m.–3:20 p.m. in Great Hall CB01.05.009
Target audience: User


OpenNMS is the most powerful network monitoring platform of which you've never heard about. Started in 1999, the focus of OpenNMS is scalability, with its aim to be the de facto network monitoring platform for the Internet of Things. This short talk with cover the high points of OpenNMS, from managing events, collecting data, monitoring services and provisioning the system at scale. It will also touch on upcoming features included flow analysis and bringing machine learning to network monitoring. OpenNMS is 100% free and open source software (there is no "enterprise" version with extra features) and it is used by some of the largest organizations in the world. Come see if OpenNMS is a good fit for yours.

Presented by

Tarus Balog

Tarus Balog has been involved in managing communications networks professionally since 1988, and unprofessionally since 1978 when he got his first computer - a TRS-80 from Radio Shack. Having worked as a network management consultant for many years, he was constantly frustrated in the lack of flexibility involved in commercial solutions from such companies as HP and IBM, as well as shocked by their high prices. Looking for a better solution, he turned to open source and joined the OpenNMS project in 2001 and become the principal administrator of the project in 2002. Since then he has managed not only to make a living working with free software, but the OpenNMS Group, the services company behind the project, has thrived. He is an outspoken evangelist for open source software and the communities it inspires.