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This is a brief overview of the major changes between opCharts releases.

Note: as of opCharts 3.0.0, MongoDB is required, the installer will help you install/upgrade to the newest 3.X version.

opCharts 3.2.5

Released January 24, 2018

opCharts 3.2.5 requires NMIS 8.6.2G


  • RBAC users can now have default dashboards, setting them from the dashboard or from their preferences page, administrators can set default dashboards for all users.  Defaults for all users can be set using the user 'skel_user' in UserPreferences.nmis
  • Topology Maps: When adding subnets automatically add all nodes in point-to-point subnets
  • TopN exporter can have sparkline data export disabled using opcharts_topn_include_sparklines
  • TopN exporter now writes a pid file to /tmp and only allows one TopN export process to run at a time


  • Subnet cache was not being invalidated/recalculated properly, it is now. This means auto-toplogy maps should show more complete and connected subnets.

opCharts 3.2.4

Released November 16th, 2017

Please note that the licensing system has been updated, and older licenses may not work for opCharts 3.2.4: You will have to obtain an updated license for this version of opCharts if you run into issues.
You can check your licenses by visiting the My Licenses page; If unsure about your options, please email

opCharts 3.2.4 now requires NMIS 8.6.2G


  • Scheduled Outage GUI, now you can create outages from opCharts > view > Scheduled Outages.
    • Add a description to go along with the change ID
    • TimePeriod picker for frequency of once
    • Autocomplete node selection
    • Select any property which is exposed through the node selector table, this can autocomplete 
    • Paste in comma separated nodes which will automatically tokenize
    • Stack selectors to allow fine-grained control over which nodes are included in the outage, Each selector is interpreted as an AND
  • Outage list to see what current outages are current and allow administration of outages.
  • Node info shows if the node is currently in an outage
    • Shows current outage change id/id's
    • Show future outage change id/id's
  • Charts now make a single request for data per chart, this can be disabled using the config item opcharts_gui_chart_bulk_request
  • use config item nmisx_db_cache_enable to cache NMIS data in the DB, this feature is off by default 

opCharts 3.2.2

Released October 25, 2017

Please note that the licensing system has been updated, and older licenses may not work for opCharts 3.2.2: You will have to obtain an updated license for this version of opCharts if you run into issues.
You can check your licenses by visiting the My Licenses page; If unsure about your options, please email


  • Resources (charts/maps/business services/dashboards) implement edit locks so only one user can edit them at a time
  • Faster chart rendering
  • Zoom lock on all maps
  • Search for monitored services list
  • Node list and node info/summary tables now use table schema files instead in config
  • Custom “node context” links for nodes which can be configured to point to anywhere user likes, button is shown in node list and node view page (requires NMIS 8.6.2)
  • Node action buttons now shown in their own panel above node info panel


  • Graph legends being cut off

  • Dashboard refresh button enabled

opCharts 3.2.0

Released June 27, 2017

Please note that the licensing system has been updated, and existing licenses will not work for opCharts 3.2.0: You will have to obtain an updated license for this version of opCharts.
You can check your licenses by visiting the My Licenses page; If unsure about your options, please email


  • opCharts has been completely re-skinned and all pages have been reworked for easier navigation and greater consistency.
  • NMIS Custom services now better supported in chart creator/editor, extra/custom variables are now available as fields when adding a dataset
  • Business Services view now displays ifDescr instead of 'interface'
  • Chart creator now has option to set left Y axis min/max


  • Non-admin access to NMIS groups has been removed

  • Help modal should now appear correctly on all pages
  • When nmis event log line does not have a node only admins will see the line

opCharts 3.0.12

Released May 17, 2017


  • Export To CSV now available from node list view (when in table mode), exported fields are configurable (opcharts_node_list_exporttocsv)
  • Business services view now has config option to show page size select (opcharts_gui_business_service_show_pagesize
  • NMIS Event log component should be slightly faster


  • Node search function now works with RBAC users, search endpoint did not have correct authorisation settings

  • Event log could show users entries for nodes there were not authorized, this is now fixed, workers were not using correct auth context in all cases
  • Chart datasets no longer must have a stack value set, component was not handling empty string properly

opCharts 3.0.10

Released Feb 28, 2017


  • Node info panel (found on most node pages) now allows for more complex formatting, eg. displaying a unix timestamp as human readable, see documentation for more
  • Delegated Authentication
  • Dataset charts now show Min/Max/Avg
  • Custom JS
  • Link to opFlowSP Agents/Interface from Node Interface view


  • Master redirect to poller with RBAC user now keeps context_list so user can see URL

  • Users/Roles with "." (period) in the name can now be edited/deleted
  • NMIS Group search function now functional

opCharts 3.0.8

Released Dec 9, 2016


  • Node list table columns are now configurable, see the opCharts 3 Administration Guide for more
  • Portal Users who have been granted access to NMIS groups can now see and click on node links in Node panels on maps and business services
  • Several new dataset options added to the chart creator: suffix in tooltip, decimal places in tooltip and dataset multiplier which allows adjusting the base of the value
  • Automatic detection of different RRD resolution/step, lowest value now used as default and displayed when viewing a period that is small enough (< 17h by default)


  • Precision of NMIS graphs now restored to 2 decimal places by default

  • Chart creator now restores last color index used, create -> add dataset -> save -> edit -> add dataset no longer re-uses first color
  • Customer filter in advanced menu removed
  • Permissions button no longer shown on auto-generated resources which have not been saved (and therefor cannot have permissions set on them)

opCharts 3.0.7


  • Portal Users/Roles can now be granted access to list and view nodes based on the nodes group
  • Portal Users/Roles can now have arbitrary properties assigned to them which can be used in SQL queries
  • Interface speed easier to read


  • Timezone changes will now be picked up by running omkd

  • Interface list view now enforces group membership on list of node/interfaces displayed

opCharts 3.0.6


  • Individual CBQoS classes can now be added to charts using the chart creator
  • Individual CBQoS class can be chosen when viewing node cbqos-in/out page
  • Chart creator now allows setting dataset color and stacking (when using area mode)
  • Breadcrumb and Node Resource selector now show friendlier names for indexed resources
  • omkd secrets are now automatically changed on install


  • SSO Authentication backwards compatibility fix, will now work with all apps except the ones that contain the breakage (opCharts 3.0.5 and opEvents-2.0.6)

opCharts 3.0.4 / opCharts 3.0.5


  • New interfaces page allows searching all known interfaces
  • Connectwise authentication added
  • Node filter always shows all possible node status values: reachable, degraded and unreachable
  • Node info table shows SNMP status and WMI status
  • opCharts-cli import function now accepts force option
  • Export to CSV for charts
  • Interface page shows more charts
  • Default Polling Definitions imported by installer


  • Authorisation fixes for dashboards/business services

  • Group links in maps fixed

  • Charts once again honour line type setting
  • Chart creator no longer displays first dataset twice in chart
  • Node list table mode now links to pollers properly

  • Node list sorting error fixed

  • KPI coloring now more consistent between table and panel

  • Dashboards with external pie’s and charts now load properly

  • Table/page size node list page size should now be consistent

  • Attempting to access poller node detail on master now automatically redirects to poller

  • SSO cookies with domain that is too specific (sometimes)

opCharts 3.0.2


  • Resource (Maps/Charts/Business Services/Dashboard) index pages now load faster
  • Automatically adjusts config for new TopN configuration settings
  • Loading icon on Resource index tables


  • Monitored services display in GUI
  • Deleting dashboards from GUI and command-line
  • Exporting maps from CLI
  • Editing placeholders on maps
  • Forces new TopN configuration values

opCharts 3.0.0


  • Business Services, view status information for related nodes and interfaces in a single page
  • Fine-grained role-based authorization system for Business Services, Maps and Charts
  • Resource data now stored in DB, all data can be exported/imported via CLI tool, existing file-based data is automatically imported


  • Map icons in IE 10/11 (use PNG icons instead of SVG just for these browsers)
  • Map custom link text being lost on edit

opCharts 2.6.4


  • Authentication expiry timeout now configurable,  auth_expire_seconds
  • Dashboard editor now loads faster when chart/map files have many definitions


  • Custom chart colours fixed, no longer uses same colour for all datasets
  • Node info panel: node status link now links to same location as the name
  • Node view page: Node status now found in more uniform way
  • Monitored services back button no longer shows JSON

opCharts 2.6.2


  • Custom Link type for Maps
  • Chart components now show period being displayed in title
  • Starting point of empty geological map now configurable 


  • Show only known Monitored Services when not in master mode
  • Fixed issue with deleting entities on map
  • Network maps no longer have bottom 20px of background clipped
  • Loading and no data found notifications for charts fixed
  • Consistently show % in TopN tables

Known Issues

  • Topological and Network maps do not render correctly in Safari 9.0.1

opCharts 2.6.0


  • Monitored Services
  • Zoom lock added to maps that support zooming
  • Single Sign On (SSO) with other omkd's, when configured and using FQDN
  • Edit/Delete nodes in Geographical maps, delete links
  • Links to view node in other Opmantek apps if installed


  • Viewing interface graphs on their own now ensure the correct node is being displayed
  • Better map background placement in Network Maps
  • Long node names now shorten better in node list

opCharts 2.4.12


  • Node search performance on large NMIS installs significantly improved
  • Node selector panel only shows selections in top section, hides the single option below
  • Node list number of rows/columns now configurable ('opcharts_node_list_rows_per_page','opcharts_node_list_cols_per_page')
  • Node search on poller node now redirects directly to poller node info


  • Node search suggestion drop-down box now appears in a more appropriate spot
  • omkd restart/shutdown now properly shuts down when event viewer visible in GUI

opCharts 2.4.10


  • Issue with node list where selected filters are lost when a different page is selected.

opCharts 2.4.8


  • Spanish translation update
  • Automatic language detection can now be disabled in config (omkd_auto_detect_language)
  • Service data now available in chart creator
  • Automatically uses NMIS users.dat file if it exists, installer backs up current and sym-links to NMIS file


  • Can now select EN as language in GUI when default language was not EN
  • Pages with partial translations fixed 
  • Dataset edit button in chart creator fixed
  • Customer Chart/Dashboard files holding old stock definitions are now replaced on install preventing potential odd behaviour in GUI
  • Maps with blank placeholders now work with links/interface links

opCharts 2.4.6


  • Maps can now hold nodes from pollers
  • TopN only considers data from the last 15 minutes (so old data will be ignored), time period is configurable
  • Maps holding nodes a user is not authorised for appear grey (but are still on map)
  • More uniform support for master/poller nodes 


  • Users no longer see nodes in node search that they cannot access
  • Better at handling blank nodes in NMIS
  • TopN report only runs once every 5 minutes (configurable) no matter how many times it is called (force option available)
  • Dashboard viewing now verifies a user has rights before displaying anything
  • Pressing new button on auto-generated charts fixed
  • Verified whole system to ensure nodes only visible to users who have rights to see them

opCharts 2.4.2


  • Issue with LDAP and MS Active Directory authentication
  • Permissions on maps refresh was only accessible to admin

opCharts 2.4.0


  • Topological Maps
    • Add node subnets
    • Add node neighbours (via CDP info)
    • EXSi servers show hosted VM's as neighbours
  • Maps
    • All entities now support linking to other maps
  • Event Log
    • Automatically updates, no refreshing, updates are pushed as soon as they happen
    • Node view shows events for node
  • Interfaces status table
  • Dashboard full screen mode
  • RESTful API for nodes (config,info,status)

opCharts 2.2.2


  • Network Diagrams and Geographical Maps!  
    • Create them in the GUI
    • Add them to custom dashboards
    • Watch them refresh with the newest data
    • Click on them to see the status of nodes, groups and interfaces
    • Add background images to Network Diagrams and place network objects over top.  If the default installation location has been used background images can be added to the directory, the filenames should not include spaces in the names:

  • TopN charts, showing the biggest users of CPU, Memory, Interface Up/Down Utilisation as well as Errors and Dropped packets.
    • Also shows the last 1h of usage inline so you can see how the data is trending
  • New node selector that allows you to drill down into lists of nodes very quickly
  • Node status summary now in node view, shows you the status of the alerts and thresholds for the node
  • Dashboard groups, quickly switch between your favourite dashboards by putting them in the same group

opCharts 2.0.4


  • Grid can now have columns set allowing reproducible grids on screens with varying sizes

  • Chart creator has some helpful UI tweaks

  • Viewing a node now displays the same charts that NMIS displays by default
  • More datasets are available for graphing in the chart creator (specifically the server ones, hrsmpcpu, hrdisk, hrmem, hrswapmem, hrvmem, hrbufmem, hrcachemem)

opCharts 2.0.0


  • New installer
  • Chart Creator redesigned.  Now much more intuitive to use and supports more data resources.

opCharts 1.3.0


  • CBQoS graphs now available for nodes that are collecting it
  • Indexed datasets now more generally supported (including ipsla/rttMonLatestRtt,storage,cpu,etc)
  • Updated GUI
  • REST API also supports more indexed datasets, as well as CBQoS datasets
  • Node selection GUI element now has more tokens to search by


  • Node selection GUI element displays properly




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