OUCE 2018

September 20 - 21, 2018, Rilano Hotel, Munich


The OpenNMS User Conference Europe is a series of conferences focused on all the things around monitoring and network management. Our conferences create a time and place for the community to share information, discuss ideas and work together to improve monitoring with the free software OpenNMS.

The two-day event gives you expert presentations and technical workshops around OpenNMS starting on Thursday, 20th September until Friday, 21st September 2018.

On Wednesday the 19th September, we offer a "Get-Together Event" 06:00 PM at the Rilano Hotel. Get in contact with others in a very informal and nice atmosphere. The entrance is free but we need to know how many people appear, so please be aware you pick the right ticket.

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Rilano Hotel München, Domagkstr. 26. Munich, Bavaria

We have a contingent of rooms at the Rilano Hotel in Munich from the 19th September 2018 until 21st September 2018. If you want to stay in the same hotel as the conference, use the keyword OUCE 2018 for your booking and you will get rooms from our reserved contingent. Accommodation is not included in the conference ticket.

Website: Rilano Hotel München
Keyword: OUCE 2018

Contingent blocked:
Rooms: 90 single rooms
Comfort Single Room Price per night with breakfast: 179,-€
Standard Single Room Price per night with breakfast: 164,-€
Standard Single Room Price per night without breakfast: 145,-€

Contingent expiration:
25th July 2018, 50%
09th August 2018, 25%
22snd August 2018 all expired


  • Tarus Balog

    Tarus Balog The OpenNMS Group, Inc.

    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.

  • Jeff Gehlbach

    Jeff Gehlbach The OpenNMS Group, Inc.

    Jeff has worked with free software since the mid-1990s and has practiced the discipline of large-scale network management since 2000. His current role as Director of Applied Innovation at The OpenNMS Group lets him continue both these pursuits, and even affords him to write the occasional line or two of code. He is an elected member of the Order of the Green Polo.

  • Uwe Bergmann

    Uwe Bergmann NETHINKS, GmbH


  • Jesse White

    Jesse White The OpenNMS Group, Inc.

    CTO of The OpenNMS Group, Inc. and elected memember of the Order of the Green Polo.

  • Jessica Hustace

    Jessica Hustace The OpenNMS Group, Inc.

    Graphic Designer + Accounts at The OpenNMS Group, Inc.

  • Craig Gallen

    Craig Gallen OpenNMS, OGP

    Craig Gallen is a committer to OpenNMS, supports OpenNMS users in UK and Ireland and is an Associate Lecturer at Solent University in the UK. He is an elected member of the Order of the Green Polo.

  • Benjamin Reed

    Benjamin Reed The OpenNMS Group, Inc.

    CIO of The OpenNMS Group, Inc. Software Developer. He is an elected member of the Order of the Green Polo.

  • Antonio Russo

    Antonio Russo OpenNMS, OGP

    Involved in OpenNMS since 2004 it is the author of SVG Maps, linkd and enhanced linkd. Since July ’98: he has worked as independent consultant in the field of computer systems, networking and IT security. Among the customers: Presidency of the Italian Republic, Italian Parliament, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, INA, ENAV, TIM, Wind, Edisontel, Blu, Link Campus University of Malta, AVIS, Infostrada, Alcatel, Ericsson, Daimler Benz, Infotel Italia, Dimension Data, Inpdap, Enterprise Digital Architects. He has also taught courses on various IT-related subjects. He is an elected member of the Order of the Green Polo.

  • Patrick Kremser

    Patrick Kremser NETHINKS, GmbH

    Two years ago I started working for NETHINKS GmbH and since one year I'm working in the monitoring department. My job consists of full stack development, scripting and OpenNMS.

  • David Smith

    David Smith The OpenNMS Group, Inc.

    Software Developer at The OpenNMS Group, Inc.

  • Ronny Trommer

    Ronny Trommer The OpenNMS Group, Inc.

    He has been working for more than 10 years in IT and has been using OpenNMS since 2004. He worked as a scientific assistant at the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda and wrote with his two friends Alexander Finger and Klaus Thielking-Riechert the German book about OpenNMS. He is also an elected member of the Order of the Green Polo since 2010 and was a Google Summer of Code mentor for the OpenNMS project.

Schedule Thursday

Schedule for Thursday 20th September

Time Session Description
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Tarus Balog Keynote Tarus Balog OpenNMS now and the future.
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Uwe Bergmann Zukunft der IT Uwe Bergmann
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Craig Gallen OpenNMS and MQTT IoT for Pollution Monitoring Craig Gallen This talk will discuss an MQTT plugin which allows OpenNMS to receive MQTT Performance and Event messages from Raspberry Pi devices.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Jessica Hustace OpenNMS Community Roundtable Jessica Hustace Reflection upon current and recent community activities followed by roundtable of suggestions, sharing stories, and questions. What has the OpenNMS community been up to? We've been busy going to lots of conferences, eating poutine, drinking mate, and solving problems. Learn about the various places one can engage with the OpenNMS community online (in the tubes) or in person (in the meats). What do those terms mean? Where did they come from? Find out! Meet some of our more active community members and reflect on some of the fun memories we've made together in the last year! Want to join in the fun but are feeling unsure about where to begin? Feel free to ask here or submit a question anonymously. Also, please bring suggestions and constructive criticism regarding our community organization!
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Ronny Trommer Docker: Hello Ground! Ronny Trommer The Whale and the Bowl of Petunias. While maintaining the Horizon and Minion Docker Images on DockerHub, I want to share some experience what happens if you run a legacy application like OpenNMS Horizon and Minions in a container environment like Docker.
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Break
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM David Smith Alarm Correlation David Smith An overview of the upcoming Alarm Correlation feature of OpenNMS. Alarm Correlation provides automated grouping of related alarms. This presentation will cover an overview of the new feature and a dive into the technical implementation and the UI interface.

Schedule Friday

Schedule for Friday 21st September

Time Session Description
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Jesse White OpenNMS Integration Patterns Jesse White Interested in forwarding events to Kafka? Sending alarms via AQMP? Transmitting performance data via Protobuf over TCP? We'll look at these integration points, and some of the other options for integrating OpenNMS with other tools in your infrastructure.
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Jeff Gehlbach The HOE Stack: Helm + OpenNMS + Elasticsearch Jeff Gehlbach How to run OpenNMS with Helm in Grafana and Elasticsearch
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Benjamin Reed Modern JavaScript in OpenNMS Benjamin Reed Working with JavaScript in OpenNMS Horizon 22 and beyond. I will discuss the recent work I did to refactor and modernize the OpenNMS JavaScript codebase, as well as how to integrate new JavaScript code into OpenNMS.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Jeff Gehlbach Supportability Roundtable Jeff Gehlbach You're invited to take part in an open exchange of ideas about the experience of supporting OpenNMS, and ways to improve that experience. The OpenNMS Group's suport and engineering organizations think quite a lot about this subject, and we will share some of the recent and ongoing efforts undertaken. We know that our user community thinks about it too, and has perspective that is impossible for us, so please bring your best ideas!
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Patrick Kremser Grafana, Helm and automatically generated and maintained dashboards. Patrick Kremser Up till now we had no option for our customers to see their network workload unless we would create and maintain the Grafana dashboards manually for each customer. I'm gonna show how our solution works with the use of yourCMDB, Grafana and the OpenNMS Helm plugin and how you could use it to automatically generate dashboards/panels for other performance data from OpenNMS without the need to maintain them manually in Grafana if you are already maintaining the data in a CMDB.
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Break
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Antonio Russo Topologies in OpenNMS Antonio Russo OpenNMS improved model for building and displaying topologies. Last work on Enlinkd has been done with anhancing the topology model in mind. How to put all together. Starting with the OpenNMS enlinkd daemon service description and capability we show how it is integrated in the gui of OpenNMS inside a new Object Model for network. The Reference model is RFC 8345 A YANG Data Model for Network Topologies. This is a long term theme discussed in OpenNMS User Conference and finally we can get aware of a lot of problems related to network topologies and the way they must be displayed.