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The NEMS 1.6 release cycle will focus on hardware porting and peripherals.

Key Development Features and Goals:

  • Python moved to v3 stack due to 2.7 EOL.
  • Public release of NEMS Warning Light.
  • check_mk livestatus upgraded to 1.5 (requires C++17).
  • Supported single board computer list to be reduced to focus on most used, with option for users to request ports if they do not exist.
  • Port NEMS Linux to Docker platform. Development funding provided by Patrons (THANK YOU).
  • Firewall - NEMS Linux to include ConfigServer Security & Firewall (csf) with Login Failure Daemon (lfd). Internal LAN IP addresses are whitelisted by default, but if a user tries to access your NEMS server from outside the LAN (ie., if you have your NEMS server accessible on the Internet) they will get locked out if they try an incorrect password too many times.
  • Add IPMI (freeipmi) if not added already.
  • Begin work on smart home assistant integration: NEMS Skill for Alexa and Google Assistant.
  • Consistent networking configuration across platform (for setting static IPs, for example).

Release Dates:

NEMS Linux 1.6 is planned for possible release in Q1 of 2020.

Development Changelogs:

  • December 10, 2019 - Merged PR 4, adding escalations for hosts / services / advanced services and fixing various bugs.
  • December 11, 2019 - Upgrade NEMS NConf jquery code to 3.3.1.
  • December 11, 2019 - Tap NEMS NConf into user's wallpaper settings.
  • December 11, 2019 - Output the final line from syntax check to screen when deploying config in NEMS NConf.
  • December 11, 2019 - Changed “Generate Nagios config” to clearer “Deploy Config to NEMS” in NEMS NConf.
  • December 11, 2019 - Moved all the legal stuff off the landing page of NEMS NConf and moved to new “Legal Disclaimer” section.
  • December 12, 2019 - Prepare Migrator for 1.6 and integrate new NConf configs.
  • December 12, 2019 - Upgrade Nagios Core to 4.4.5.
  • December 12, 2019 - Integrated NagiosTV as per BastyJuice.
  • January 28, 2020 - Upgrade Monit to 5.26.0.
  • January 28, 2020 - Move build tmpdir out of /tmp/ and into /usr/src/
  • January 28, 2020 - NEMS NConf 1.6 tooltip font color fixed.
  • January 28, 2020 - NEMS NConf 1.6 removal of JQuery Accordion from Generate page, replaced with terminal output.
  • January 28, 2020 - New Deploy button for NEMS NConf Generate Config page.
  • January 28, 2020 - Change notify-service-by-telegram to point to the modern script, rather than the old path (which is a symlink these days). mydogboris noted that when using the symlink, his Telegram notifications were wonky.
  • January 28, 2020 - Added the NEMS MOTD to Docker.
  • January 28, 2020 - General filesystem cleanup: remove some old cruft.
  • January 29, 2020 - NagiosTV theme customized to match user theme settings (such as background image).
  • January 31, 2020 - Added humidity sensor to check_temper.
  • January 31, 2020 - NRPE upgraded to 4.0.0.
  • January 31, 2020 - Fixed NRPE installer script if run on non-NEMS system, as per Issue 2 by Xelo.
  • February 11, 2020 - Revert NRPE to 3.2.1 temporarily, until I can figure out how to make it talk to older installs (upgrading to 4.0.0 breaks all existing 3.2.1 installs).
  • February 26, 2020 - check_speedtest_cli.sh now records a log file in /var/log/nems/speedtest.log. This log is now parsed by NEMS TV Dashboard and displayed at all times. Further improvements will be added before public release. As requested by ITManLT.
  • February 27, 2020 - Replace words “Down” and “Up” in NEMS TV Dashboard speedtest stats with font-awesome icons.
  • April 3, 2020 - Move 1.6 base to Debian 11 (bullseye).
  • April 3, 2020 - Upgrade Monitorix to 3.12.0.
  • April 7, 2020 - Added mod_wsgi to 1.6, which is no longer auto-installed with Apache2 in bullseye.
  • April 7, 2020 - Initial user files now placed correctly in /etc/skel for user creation.
  • April 7, 2020 - Change default body background color of NEMS NConf to dark grey (almost black) to prevent the appearance of the screen flashing white during page transition.
  • April 7, 2020 - Moved old python-pip, python-django and python-paramiko to modern python3-pip, python3-django and python3-paramiko packages respectively.
  • April 7, 2020 - Upgrade Adagios to 1.6.6.
  • April 7, 2020 - Migrate to several experimental branches of Adagios components to begin testing support under Python 3.8. Current stable only supports Python 2.7 which is EOL this year.
  • June 1, 2020 - NEMS Linux 1.6 development merged (some would say “downgraded”) with NEMS Linux 1.5.2 as I wait for Adagios support for Python 3.7+. NEMS Linux 1.6 will be buster-based and use Python 2.7.
  • June 1, 2020 - Change ownership of /var/log/nems to nagios user and group to allow check commands to write to logs. This enables the speedtest log, which in turn shows speedtest data on NEMS TV Dashboard.
  • June 1, 2020 - TEMPer calibration added to NEMS SST and integrated into all TEMPer output. Now, for the sake of accuracy, users may adjust the thermal and humidity sensor offset by simply dragging a slider.
  • June 2, 2020 - Hide TEMPer calibration option if TEMPer device is not present.
  • June 4, 2020 - Add Argon ONE scripts for Raspberry Pi 4.
  • June 19, 2020 - Argon ONE support complete.
  • June 19, 2020 - Added repos feature to nems-info.
  • June 19, 2020 - Added new check_mrtgtraf_nems check command in preparation for a very sleek MRTG integration.
  • June 19, 2020 - Set Argon ONE to log to /var/log/nems/argonone.log if system is rebooted or shutdown safely using the power button (with timestamp).
  • June 20, 2020 - Move rpimonitor off the repository and instead manually install. The source repository (http://giteduberger.fr/rpimonitor/) became unstable during the 1.5 release cycle (up and down) and since rpimonitor appears to be a dead project (hasn't been updated in > 4 years) I've instead removed the repository requirement and installed it manually. Also, fixed the distribution name on the template.
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  • by Robbie Ferguson