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OpenNMS Workshop at FLOSS UK 15 March 2016

Getting Started with OpenNMS

A day workshop held in conjunction with the Floss UK Spring Conference
Date: Tuesday 15 March 2016
Time: 09:00  -  17:00
Cost £96 (for the workshop only)
Venue: Mary Ward House 5-7 Tavistock Place,  London, WC1H 9SNFor more information and to book places see


This workshop will provide an overview of the key features of the OpenNMS Network Management platform ( Delegates will use virtual machines running on their laptops to install and configure a local OpenNMS instance in order to understand how to get the system running in their local environment. The workshop will provide a solid starting point for new users and provide pointers on where to get further information about more advanced features.


  • What is OpenNMS and how can it be used
  • Installing OpenNMS
  • Configuring Users
  • Basic Fault Management
  • Basic Performance Management
  • Reports
  • Dashboard displays
  • Semantic Topology Interface(STUI)
  • Introduction to advanced features

Intended audience

  • Systems and Network administrators
  • New users of OpenNMS
  • Managers wishing to evaluate the platform

The State of OpenNMS – Dublin 10 Nov 2015



Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:15 PM at the TechMeetup.Space (Next to The Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Templebar, Dublin 2 - see map)

Following on the success of last years Dublin OpenNMS Workshop, we are one again hosting an OpenNMS Meetup in Dublin, this time in conjunction with our friends at tcube.

This meetup is aimed at CIO's, operations managers, architects and DevOps practitioners in service providers and large enterprises who are wondering whether the OpenNMS platform could offer them a competitive advantage in addressing customer facing SLA's. We will have 2 talks, interspersed with refreshments and the chance to chat and ask questions.

Talk 1. The State of OpenNMS - Tarus Balog
Talk 2. Cool new stuff in OpenNMS - Craig Gallen

For more information and to register see the sign-up sheet at The State of OpenNMS

Hope to see you there :)

OUCE2015 OpenNMS User Conference Europe

OUCE 28 Sept – 1 October 2015

Once again we are hosting the OpenNMS users conference in Fulda, Germany. Our colleagues at NETHINKS are also sponsoring a “Get-together” evening event on Tuesday 29th. Full details of he event can be found at the conference page here;

And the the registered talks for this great event can be found at

You can register on the panel opposite or go to the link above for more information.


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FLOSS UK DevOps 24-26 March 2015

FLOSS UK's annual Spring conference will take place in York from the 24th to the 26th March 2015. Craig Gallen will be presenting about OpenNMS at the conference. Please come along and say 'hello'.


This is the UK's only conference aimed specifically at systems and network administrators. It attracts a large number of professionals from sites of all shapes and sizes. As well as the technical talks, the conference provides a friendly environment for delegates to meet, learn, and enjoy lively debate on a host of subjects.

FLOSS UK is the new name for the UK Unix User Group (UKUUG). FLOSS stands for Free and Libre Open Source Software. (The term Libre is used because the meaning of Free in English is ambiguous. It can mean both free as in gratis - 'a free lunch' and the freedom to take what is already known and given and be able to build upon it. This principle is itself hundreds if not thousands of years old and forms the basis of scholarship and the scientific method.)

8-11 December 2014 OpenNMS at TM Forum Digital Disruption

The show is now over but you can see a report on the show here

OpenNMS and the TM Forum

The TM Forum is a global trade association trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, service providers and suppliers to help them continuously transform to succeed in the digital economy. It seeks to help  members reduce cost and risk, improve business agility and grow their business through a wealth of knowledge, tools, standards, training and practical advice.

For many years, OpenNMS has been participating in the technical program of the TM Forum. We led the development of the JOSIF Open Source Interface tooling and have participated in multiple proof of concept catalysts.

This year for the first time we are taking a stand in the Digital Innovation Hub at the North American Digital Disruption conference in Silicon Valley, San Jose CA from 8-11th Dec.

When: 8-11th December 2014

Where: San Jose Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Please come along and see us at the event.

What is TM Forum's Digital Disruption


TM Forum Live! Digital Disruption 2014 brings together a collaborative community of service providers, enterprises and disruptors for an exciting and productive journey through the processes of digital innovation and business transformation. Showcasing the three hottest areas of the digital ecosystem: Agile Business & IT, Open Digital and Customer Engagement, connect with experts and like-minded professionals who want to share experiences, expertise, opinions and demonstrations. Take away actionable insights and practical knowledge to lead the investment in transformation.

OpenNMS In Ireland

We will be putting a lot more effort into building the profile of OpenNMS in Ireland. If you are a potential user of the project, please get in touch with OpenNMS UK we would love to visit with you.

Ireland has a very vibrant IT community and is a significant host to major European data centre operations including Google, MySpace, Yahoo and Amazon AWS. In September Craig Gallen attended the UK Network Operations forum UKNOF29 & Internet Society ION Conference conference in Belfast which was also attended by a significant number of Irish representatives. This showed the potential opportunity for OpenNMS in the Irish community.


OpenNMS has recently been putting a lot of effort into raising the profile of the project in Ireland. We already have a number of very supportive users especially Airspeed Telecom who sponsored an OpenNMS workshop in Dublin in October. Peter Hendrick the Technical Director of AirSpeed Telecom spoke about his company's experiences with OpenNMS and Tarus Balog and David Hustace from OpenNMS gave an update on the status of the project.

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Attendees at Dublin OpenNMS Workshop Tarus Balog Peter Hendrick

We Won – Jersey Hackathon 2014 !!!




We Won the Digital Jersey Hackathon.

On 26th September 2014 Craig Gallen and Mark Wharton joined forty developers huddled over their screens for 48 hours at the Jersey Digital Hub for the first ever Jersey Hackathon. Much to our surprise, we won the prize for the best App; Open Alert, a tool for on site workers based upon OpenNMS.

Open Alert a Man on Site Application

The Open Alert 'Man on Site' App combined with OpenNMS provides a simple service to check on the health and safety of people working alone on site. This could be a useful feature where OpenNMS is used by a Service Provider to manage a distributed network and there are often travelling workers working alone on remote sites. In these cases it is usual for the work to report in to the Network Operations Center (NOC) on a regular basis that they are OK. Having their status automatically tracked and escalated alongside other network issues could really help.

The basic application could have other uses though to report the status of other lone workers such as health visitors or security guards etc. In this case, OpenNMS would simply be being used as a platform to give a display of the workers location on site and their status. (It wouldn't be managing a network).

Further more the basic service could be extended to gather statistics from the Android app other than just it's location. This would provide the basic framework to collect metrics from a device as it travels around.

More Details

For more details and to see the code go to




OpenNMS Workshop Dublin (Airspeed Telecom) 8th October 2014

OpenNMS Workshop

Thursday 11 September, 2014

Wednesday October 8th, The Morrisson Hotel, Ormond Quay, Dublin

Long term users of OpenNMS, Airspeed Telecom are sponsoring an OpenNMS workshop this October. If you're new to OpenNMS, learn about its capabilities.  If you're already an OpenNMS user then look at new developments and new ways of using your system.

The workshop will be delivered by

Tarus Balog, CEO OpenNMS Group,

David Hustace, President of OpenNMS Group and

Craig Gallen, Director OpenNMS UK.

With a special contribution by Peter Hendrick, Technical Director, Airspeed Telecom





OpenNMS Workshop: An update on how this free and open-source software is shaping cross-platform solutions for business.

Abstract: A meeting for business decision makers as well as users who want to

  • understand the benefits of the Open Source management platform
  • hear specific examples of how it is being utilised in other companies and
  • get the latest update on developments on the platform


13:45 Coffee
14:00 Welcome
14:05 The OpenNMS Story - background, overview, benefits of OpenNMS - Tarus Balog, CEO OpenNMS Group
14:50 AirSpeed Experience of OpenNMS - Peter Hendrick, Technical Director, AirSpeed Telecom

15:15 Break

15:25 Latest Use Cases, developments and roadmap - Craig Gallen, Director OpenNMS UK and David Hustace, President OpenNMS Group
16:25 Wrap up

If you are interested in attending please email Liz at


OpenNMS Stand at SOCTIM 21-22 Oct 2014

The show is now over but your can see a report at the blog post  OpenNMS for Government IT at SOCTIM 2014

This year OpenNMS UK is partnering with Shadowcat Systems to host an OpenNMS stand at SOCTIM

Come along to see OpenNMS demos and see if this unique open source network management solution could meet the needs of your organisation


SOCTIM is the professional body for people involved in the leadership and management of IT and digitally enabled services delivered for public benefit. Each year SOCTIM organises a conference for IT professionals in the UK public sector. 

Drawing on contributions from leading politicians, industry experts and local practitioners, Socitm 2014 will provide an exciting opportunity for ICT professionals from across the public sector to take on the challenge of designing and articulating the value of a deeper digital presence.


21-22 October 2014
Old Trafford Stadium
Sir Matt Busby Way
M16 0RA

About Shadowcat


Shadowcat Systems is an open source software developer and software consultancy provider based in the UK but accustomed to operating worldwide via electronic communications and distributed development environments. They offer proven expertise in development of networked systems and reliably automating manual processes from business workflow to systems and network management.

Shadowcat have the experience to deliver fully integrated open source solutions which are managed by OpenNMS.

Contact Shadowcat

128 The Barracks
White Cross
South Road

+44 (0)1524 842155

E-mail addresses

About OpenNMS UK


Entimoss Ltd (OpenNMS UK) is a full partner with OpenNMS Group Inc 

They act as evangelists for the OpenNMS project and represent the community into technical communities such as the Telemanamgent Forum and the UK Network Operators Forum

They sell consulting, support and custom development services for users of the OpenNMS platform in the UK and Ireland.


Contact OpenNMS UK

Dr. Craig Gallen
entimOSS Ltd (OpenNMS UK)
6 Burnett Close
Bitterne Park
+44 7789 938012 (m)
Skype: craig.gallen
Company registered in England and Wales No. 06402040
VAT Registration No. 140 6387 23


OpenNMS Workshop Jersey UK 26 September 2014

Eventbrite - OpenNMS Introduction - Jersey Digital Hub

Title: Introduction to OpenNMS

We will be running an Introduction to OpenNMS at the Jersey Digital hub in St Helier on 26th September. This includes a free snack lunch for those who register. Alternatively just turn up.


26th September 2014 at 12.10 (Lunch) Finish by 13.30


Block 3,
The Forum,
Grenville Street,
St Helier,
Tel: 01534 789 333

Target Audience

CIO's / Data Centre managers
Telecoms or IT network managers
Sys Admins or anyone interested in managing IT/Datacoms infrastructure

We will also be attending the Jersey Hackathon over the weekend. For more details please contact


OpenNMS ( is an advanced service and network management platform with over 10 years of development entirely as an Open Source project written in Java. It is used by organisations around the world to manage large and small networks and also to manage application infrastructures. In the UK its users include BT, Zen Internet, TMX Atrium, Loughborough University and Arqiva. The platform is also embedded by vendors such as Juniper Networks who have embed it in Junos Space.

In this talk Craig will give an overview and demo of the latest key features of OpenNMS and explain how it can be used to significantly improve your IT Service Assurance no matter what the size of your organisation. He will cover the future roadmap and explain how OpennMS is increasingly raising the bar against considerably more expensive closed source solutions.


Dr Craig Gallen has worked for many years in the field of Network Management and was a product manager for Nortel Networks. His doctoral research into the use of open source network management solutions in service providers lead him to become a committer to the OpenNMS project. He now evangelises for the OpenNMS project and provides OpenNMS consultancy through his own company entimOSS Limited which is the UK partner of the OpenNMS group in the USA. For more information please see