Fresh Install to Upgrade

You can separate the compose file to be deployed using many VMs. In order to do that, you'll need to adjust the FQDNs and ports that are used to access resources, such as Kafka and Postgres.

1) Define ENV


You MUST export this var for the below commands to work.


Run all the below commands as root instead of using sudo. You can use sudo, but you’ll needto specify files for any wildcard.

export OBMP_DATA_ROOT=/var/openbmp

2) Shutdown and remove current deployment

OMP_DATA_ROOT=${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}  docker-compose -p obmp down

3) Get latest docker compose

wget --backups=3

4) Update the docker-compose.yml

Update the compose file variables and volumes based on your previous compose file. You can use diff to see the differences that need to be merged/updated.

diff -u docker-compose.yml.1 docker-compose.yml

5) Allow DB to be reinitialized

rm -f ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/config/do_not_init_db

6) Remove persistent obmp-psql.yml

mv ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/config/obmp-psql.yml ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/config/obmp-psql.yml.bk

7) Remove data

Remove persistent data for kafka, zookeeper, postgres and grafana.


The below does remove grafana data. Backup your grafana data first if you have customchanges, such as custom dashboards. You can also delete only the provisioning data.

sudo rm -rf ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/kafka-data
sudo rm -rf ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/kafka-data
sudo rm -rf ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/zk-data
sudo rm -rf ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/zk-log
sudo rm -rf ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/postgres/data
sudo rm -rf ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/postgres/ts
sudo rm -rf ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/grafana/

8) Recreate the persistion data directories

Create persistent data for kafka, zookeeper, and postgres.

sudo mkdir -m 777 ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/kafka-data
sudo mkdir -m 777 ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/zk-data
sudo mkdir -m 777 ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/zk-log
sudo mkdir -m 777 ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/postgres/data
sudo mkdir -m 777 ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/postgres/ts
sudo mkdir -m 777 ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/grafana

9) Update Grafana

git clone
# or do: git pull

sudo cp -r obmp-grafana/dashboards obmp-grafana/provisioning ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/grafana/
sudo chmod go+xr -R ${OBMP_DATA_ROOT}/grafana/

Make sure the files copied are owned by the container user. If not, provisioning will not load.

10) Start the new/upgraded version of OBMP

This will reinitialize the DB. It does take a little time on initial start.

OBMP_DATA_ROOT=${OBMP_DATA_ROOT} docker-compose -p obmp up -d

11) Update obmp-psql.yml


Skip this step if you don’t have a custom obmp-psql.yml

If you have a custom obmp-psql.yml, you can merge them to the updated file. The obmp-psql.yml file will be created when you start psql-app container. Run a diff to the backup copy to identify the changes needed to be merged. Once merged, restart the obmp-psql-app container.