Manage Configuration Files in the UI
The File Editor, available in the new UI, lets users view and edit configuration files (
.drl, etc.) with the OpenNMS UI instead of having to edit them directly in the file system (for example in the
|Making changes to configuration files will affect how OpenNMS operates and incorrectly editing a file could result in features no longer working or not working as intended.|
To access the File Editor, go to the new UI, for example by clicking on "UI Preview", then navigating to "File Editor".
After navigating to the File Editor, the UI displays a tree view of the OpenNMS
From here you can:
navigate to any file
expand and collapse subtrees
search for any part of a file or directory name
view and edit files
To edit a file, type in the file text display.
To save the file, click "Save".
|This will overwrite the file on disk; there is no versioning or backup file support at this time.|
Click the Reset button to reload the file from disk into the editor. This will be the text as it was last saved to disk, not necessarily the original text before you began editing.
To add a new file, navigate to a folder and click the plus
Enter a file name, add some text, and click Save.
Note that validation will run when you attempt to save the file and may prevent it from being saved. A message at the bottom of the text editor provides more information on why validation failed.
To delete a file, click on the minus sign
- to the right of the file name.
A confirmation dialog appears.
Click Confirm to delete the file or Cancel to cancel the action.
|Deleting a file is permanent; the file will be removed from disk and is unrecoverable.|
Activate the Changes
Depending on which file was edited, OpenNMS may detect and apply the configuration changes automatically, or else may require a restart.
Some additional information can be found in these topics:
Daemon Reference provides an overview of all daemons, their related configuration files, and which ones you can reload without restarting OpenNMS