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Getting Started with Core Development

Core development is all about development on any component of the OneOps application stack itself.

All source code for the various components is available on GitHub.

The OneOps build relies on Unix scripts and should work on OSX and Linux operating systems versions.


The following tools are required to build and run OneOps on a local developer machine.

Must have:

Nice to have:

  • Favorite IDE like EclipseIDE or STS
  • Some Git UI
  • And so on …


Fork and clone the oneops source repository and run a build with the Maven wrapper in the created oneops directory:

cd oneops
./mvnw clean install

or directly with Maven, if you have it installed already.

cd oneops
mvn clean install

The build compiles, tests and builds all packages.

If you want to run OneOps after a build, you can use the vagrant profile during a build. It creates all necessary configuration for Vagrant to spin up the newly built OneOps in a VirtualBox virtual machine.

mvn install -P vagrant

After a successful build with the profile you can find the necessary files for starting a VM with OneOps running in the ~/.oneops/vagrant directory and start the VM from there.

cd ~/.oneops/vagrant/
vagrant up

Once the VM is up and running, you can access the OneOps user interface at http://localhost:9090.

Subsequently you can suspend or halt the VM with vagrant or use the VirtualBox user interface as desired.

Suspend the VM

vagrant suspend

and subsequently start it again with

vagrant resume

Alternatively you can use halt and up for a clean shutdown:

vagrant halt

and later a reboot:

vagrant up

In order to inspect the VM content itself, you can connect via SSH with vagrant.

Find further information about the vagrant command with vagrant help as well as in the Vagrant documentation.

The VirtualBox user interface can be used alternatively.

Vagrant Setup

By default the Vagrant instance automatically includes all configuration of packs and more from circuit-oneops-1.

If you want to make this Oneops instance use a modified circuit code on your host machine then you need to create shared folders and set up the inductor component to use it instead. You also need to install the circuit to update the CMS database. Below is a modified vagrant file to setup inductor to use our circuit-oneops-1 code and to install the circuit. A similar approach can be taken with other, potentially additional circuits.

$script = <<SCRIPT
  echo "configuring inductor to use circuit-oneops-1"
  cd /opt/oneops/inductor
  echo "removing existing circuit-oneops-1 and shared symlinks"
  sudo unlink circuit-oneops-1
  sudo rm -Rf shared
  echo "creating symlinks to shared folders"
  sudo ln -s /Some/Path/On/Vagrant/circuit-oneops-1 circuit-oneops-1
  echo "circuit-oneops-1: circuit install"
  cd /opt/oneops/inductor/circuit-oneops-1
  circuit install
  echo "script completed successfully"
Vagrant.configure(2) do |config|
 config.vm.box = "oneops"
 # Use the vagrant-cachier plugin, if installed, to cache downloaded packages
  if Vagrant.has_plugin?("vagrant-cachier")
    config.cache.scope = :box
  config.vm.network "forwarded_port", guest: 3001, host: 3003
  config.vm.network "forwarded_port", guest: 3000, host: 9090
  config.vm.network "forwarded_port", guest: 8080, host: 9091
  config.vm.network "forwarded_port", guest: 8161, host: 8166
 config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |vb|
   vb.gui = false
   vb.memory = 6144
   vb.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--cpuexecutioncap", "70"]
  config.vm.synced_folder "/Some/Path/On/Host/circuit-oneops-1", "/Some/Path/On/Vagrant/circuit-oneops-1",owner: "root",group: "root"
  config.vm.provision "shell", inline: $script

Database Schema

OneOps uses a PostgreSQL database for model storage. Some information about the model is available in the relations documentation.

Versioning And Releasing

The OneOps project uses a version scheme of yy.mm.dd-enumerator, e.g. 17.08.02-01 and in development 17.08.02-01-SNAPSHOT.

The version can be manually updated to a new value such as 17.08.09-01-SNAPSHOT with

mvn versions:set -DgenerateBackupPoms=false -DnewVersion="17.08.09-01-SNAPSHOT"

Automated CI builds increase the enumerator and are used to create releases with the Maven release plugin via

mvn release:prepare release:perform

Common Issues and Tips

If you encounter problems installing postgresql on OSX you may need to use brew.

brew update
brew install postgresql
gem install pg -v '0.17.0'

If the mvn commands above give you any trouble. Then make sure you are in the top level folder of the oneops source repository clone and run

./mvnw clean package -Pvagrant