DataStore Server


The Opsview Datastore is a persistent NoSQL database. As of current release the datastore uses version 2.2.0 of Apache couchdb.

  • It may be accessed via http://<server_IP_address>:5984/_utils/#
  • the initial password is held within the opsview_deploy servers /opt/opsview/deploy/etc/user_secrets.yml file


It uses our version of Erlang - opsview-erlang.


Refer to Advanced Automated Installation.  


We ship the opsview-datastore with the configuration tuned for high-performance. Any configuration overrides should be placed in a .ini file in /opt/opsview/datastore/etc/local.d directory.



Watchdog service files are now managed by the package, doing a remove would leave the watchdog service file behind with a .save extension. Purging the package will remove it. The package managed config files are as follows

  • /opt/opsview/watchdog/etc/services/opsview-datastore.conf
  • /opt/opsview/datastore/etc/local.d/custom.ini


Watchdog service files are now managed by the package. Any modifications will be saved at upgrade and remove time.

  • /opt/opsview/watchdog/etc/services/opsview-datastore.conf
  • /opt/opsview/datastore/etc/local.d/custom.ini


Hostname changes

Datastore as an Erlang component doesn't handle hostname changes well - reconfiguration or reinstallation is required!

Opsview Datastore logs via syslog using local6 facility.

As root, start, stop and restart the service using:

/opt/opsview/watchdog/bin/opsview-monit <start|stop|restart> opsview-datastore