Business Service Daemon

The calculation of the Operational Status of the BS is driven by the Business Service Monitoring Daemon (bsmd). The daemon is responsible for tracking the operational status of all BS and for sending events in case of operational status changes.

In order to calculate the Operational Status the reduction key associated with a Business Service is used. The reduction key is obtained from an alarm generated by OpenNMS HORIZON. This means that the alarm’s reduction key of a defined Business Service must not change afterwards. Otherwise bsmd is not able to calculate the Operational Status correctly. This also applies for removing the alarm data from events associated to Business Services In addition the child type "IP Service" from the Business Service Configuration Page requires the following events with the default reduction keys being defined:




Every time the configuration of a Business Service is changed a reload of the daemon’s configuration is required. This includes changes like the name of the Business Service or its attributes as well as changes regarding the Reduction Keys, contained Business Services or IP Services. The bsmd configuration can be reloaded with the following mechanisms:

  • Click the Reload Daemon button in the Business Service Editor

  • Send the reloadDaemonConfig event using or use the WebUI in Manually Send an Event with parameter daemonName bsmd

  • Use the ReST API to perform a POST request to /opennms/api/v2/business-services/daemon/reload

If the reload of the configuration is done an event of type is fired.

Example reloading bsmd configuration from CLI
$OPENNMS_HOME/bin/ -p 'daemonName bsmd'
Example reloading bsmd configuration through ReST POST
curl -X POST -u admin:admin -v http://localhost:8980/opennms/api/v2/business-services/daemon/reload