openATTIC 2.0.9 beta has been released

With a somewhat shorter release interval than usual and just in time for Chemnitzer Linuxtage, we would like to announce that a new beta version 2.0.9 of openATTIC has now been published and is available for download.

This release fixes an issue that caused oaconfig install to not perform all necessary all installation steps when run the first time.

It also includes a number of installation and portability fixes to the Nagios configuration and plugins (thanks to Erick Jackson from SUSE for contributing these!).

In addition to that, a lot of improvements were made to the RPM packages for RHEL7 and derivative distributions.

We also updated and restructured the installation instructions in the documentation in order to make the installation more straightforward.

Please note that 2.0.9 is still a beta version. As usual, handle with care and make sure to create backups of your data!

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this release! Special thanks to the folks from SUSE for their help and support.

Your feedback, ideas and bug reports are very welcome. If you would like to get in touch with us, consider joining our openATTIC Users Google Group, visit our #openattic channel on or leave comments below this blog post.

See the list below for a more detailed change log and further references. The OP codes in brackets refer to individual Jira issues that provide additional details on each item. You can review these on our public Jira instance.

Changelog 2.0.9

  • WebUI: Review licenses of bower packages and NPM modules (OP-857)
  • WebUI: Update versions of bower dependencies (OP-904)
  • WebUI: Update versions of npm packages (OP-906)
  • WebUI/QA: Refactored "volumes add" E2E tests (OP-921)
  • Installation: Removed "oaconfig install <package>" functionality, as it wasn't portable and package installation should rather be performed by the dedicated OS tools (e.g. apt-get or yum) (OP-659)
  • Installation: Fixed error in "oaconfig install" that resulted in an incomplete installation ("This command requires oacli to be configured") (OP-950)
  • Monitoring: Removed hard-code path names in the openATTIC Nagios plugins, created distribution-specific configuration files and added configuration options for Nagios-specific settings (OP-842) (thanks to Eric Jackson for the patch)
  • Installation: The Nagios plugins now use the distribution's default directory /var/lib/nagios on EL7 to store runtime information (as configured via the setting NAGIOS_STATE_DIR in /etc/(default|sysconfig)/openattic) instead of /var/lib/nagios3 (which is the default in Debian). Removed directory /var/lib/nagios3 from the openattic-module-nagios RPM package.
  • Installation: Added missing package dependencies (bc, nagios-plugins-tcp) to the openattic-plugin-monitoring RPM so that the "check_openattic_*" Nagios plugins actually work on EL7 (OP-976, OP-977)
  • Installation: The Nagios plugins now read /etc/(default|sysconfig)/openattic to obtain distribution-specific configuration options (esp. path names). This makes them more portable across distributions and resolves most the issues observed on EL7 and SLES12 (except for the pnp4nagios configuration, which still requires manual intervention on EL7) (OP-820).
  • Installation: added tmpfiles.d/openattic.conf to the RPM package to re-create /var/lock/openattic after a reboot (OP-738)
  • Installation: Added missing pnp4nagios config files to openattic-module- nagios RPM (OP-983)
  • Installation: Added /etc/openattic to the openattic-base RPM (OP-982)
  • Documentation: Improved the EL7 installation instructions, added note about pnp4nagios configuration (OP-981)
  • Documentation: Restructured and refined the installation instructions
  • Documentation: Added trade mark notice


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