Reports Module (Optional)
In this section, we offer step-by-step instructions providing you with specific guidance to successfully install the Opsview Monitor Reports software module.
It is important that you have reviewed section Prerequisites to ensure that any software and hardware dependencies, along with any limitations are fully understood prior to installation.
Package installation Copied
Run the following command to update your OS packages, setup Opsview Monitor repositories on your server and install opsview-deploy package:
curl -sLo- https://deploy.opsview.com/6.9 | sudo bash -s -- -A boot
Installing Reports Copied
To install Reports, you need to edit
/opt/opsview/deploy/etc/user_vars.yml file and add or uncomment the following opsview_module_reporting line:
## Uncomment below to activate these optional modules
For a fresh install, follow the instructions in the Advanced Automated Installation page.
If, however, you are installing Reporting on an existing system (including Virtual Appliances), run the following command as root after activating Opsview:
# install and configure the Reporting Module
# setup self monitoring for the Reporting Module
In either case, ensure that the optional module is included in your Opsview license.
When running the reporting-install playbook, you may be prompted for a password. If you are prompted for a password, cancel the playbook execution (Ctrl-C) and run the below command to add the reporting database password to your
/opt/opsview/deploy/bin/gen_secrets | grep reporting_database_p >> /opt/opsview/deploy/etc/user_secrets.yml
Upgrade notes from 6.3 or earlier Copied
The Reporting module requires Chromium to be installed in order to render reports. As part of the installation or upgrade process, Opsview Deploy will automatically set up an EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository on all Opsview Monitor Servers to pull the chromium package down from, unless you have set the
opsview_manage_epel_repository flag in your
In this case, you will see the following message:
[HIGH -> jl-op-41920-rhel7] Failed to install chromium package
| Chromium is needed for the reporting module, however yum failed to find it in an installed repository. chromium can be found in EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux).
| EPEL can be added by re-enabling the opsview_manage_epel_repository flag. EPEL mirrors can be used by setting opsview_epel_repository_url. See user_variables-example.yml for more information.
To continue the installation, you must either re-enable the deploy management of the EPEL repository or manually add it yourself.
Once enabled, you should run the
setup-hosts.yml playbook followed by
reporting-install.yml to setup the repository and continue the Reporting Module installation.
Importing ODW DB Copied
Reports rely on data stored within the ODW database. You must ensure ODW imports are enabled in the UI accessible through Configuration > My System, on the ODW tab.
The data will be imported at 4 minutes past every hour via the opsview user’s crontab. The process can also be run manually as the opsview user with the command:
Logging into JasperServer Copied
Opsview can use a single sign-on method and, as such, a correctly authenticated user with the REPORTUSER access will be created in JasperServer. If the user also has
REPORTADMIN, then they will receive additional privileges, specifically
ROLE_ADMINISTRATOR in JasperServer.
A user that previously had
ROLE_ADMINISTRATOR privileges will still retain that role even if
REPORTADMIN is removed from them since the user databases are not synchronised. In this instance, a JasperServer administrative user will have to manually remove the role if required.
Setting up emails Copied
Emails are sent through the local machine (where the Reports module is installed) by default and you should verify that the current email system works.
date | /usr/bin/Mail -s 'test email for Opsview Reports' firstname.lastname@example.org
The email server configuration is stored in the file.
To set the email server up, edit the following lines in the configuration to match your required config. The below example shows off emailing from the local machine.
If you change this file, then you will need to restart JasperServer:
/opt/opsview/watchdog/bin/opsview-monit restart opsview-reportingmodule
If you experience any issues, you should review the logs that is located in:
NoteYou may need to reapply the email settings after an upgrade.