Thursday, October 9, 2014

Overlord RTGov and Elasticsearch integration

A quick demo of RTGov and elasticsearch based on the order management and SLA quickstarts. The demo shows

  • Using Kibana to visually analyze the response time information from order management service and and internal components 
  • Identify a slow running component that may breach a SLA
  • Deploy a EPN to react on these SLA breaches and create situations
  • Query elasticsearch and drilling down into data that is of interest and building custom Kibana dashboards from the RTGov data

RTGov and Elasticsearch

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Overlord RTGov: 2.0.0.Final Released!

Along with the recent S-RAMP and DTGov releases, we have also released a new major version of RTGov.

This version includes the following main changes:

  • One of the most significant changes is the replacement of the Gadget Server UI, with its RTGov gadgets (response times, call trace, situations, service overview) with a new UI. Although the gadget server approach was useful for displaying individual widgets, it did not work well for navigating between related information. The new UI has been designed to enable the user to navigate around related information. It is only the first version of the new UI, so more features will be added - and any feedback on how it can be improved is always welcome.
  •  Integration with Elasticsearch and Kibana. The previous version of RTGov stored activity information in a relational database. RTGov 2 now supports storage of this information in Elasticsearch (a NoSQL database), along with UI integration with Kibana, to provide analytic capabilities over the stored information.
  • Fuse support. RTGov, along with the other Overlord projects, can now be used within Fuse.

For further information on the new features and bug fixes included in this release, please see the release note.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Overlord DTGov: 1.4.0.Final Released!

After reading about the S-RAMP release I'm betting you're not shocked to learn that we also released a new version of Design Time Governance!  These two projects continue to be linked pretty tightly, but Hint that might be changing in the future....

For now, we hope you enjoy the latest 1.x version of Design Time Governance.  For full details, you can view the Release Notes.  If that's tl;dr then here are the highlights:

  • Full support for custom Deployers (including in the UI) [DTGOV-205]
  • View both deployed workflow definitions and running instances in the Workflows UI [DTGOV-209]
  • Better (full) support for the RHQ deployer [DTGOV-197]
  • Much better installation experience on Fuse!  [DTGOV-144]
  • Tons of bug fixes (of course)...
Download now and give it a whirl:

Overlord S-RAMP: 0.6.0.Final Released!

Overlord S-RAMP 0.6.0.Final has just been released!  For the full run-down, have a look at the release notes in JIRA:  Here are a few highlights:

Get it while it's hot!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Preview/Alpha Release of Overlord API Management

The Overlord team has been working on a new project ( ) that provides rich API Management functionality.  The project is still in its early days, so any thoughts/feedback is even more appreciated than normal.

The project site is here:

The quickstart (linked from the web site) can be run straight from the maven source and ultimately runs in WildFly 8.1.

If you're interested in runtime API Management governance capabilities, give us a look and join us in the conversation!

New website launch!

We're excited to announce the launch of the Overlord project's new website:  We'd sincerely appreciate your feedback or ideas!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Overlord 1.1.0.Beta1 Released

The Overlord team is pleased to announce the release of Overlord 1.1.0.Beta1, comprised of SRAMP 0.5.0.Beta1, DTGov 1.5.0.Beta1 and RTGov 2.0.0.Beta1. We will also be launching our new website shortly ( Please take a look and let us know what you think.

The common features across the components are:
  • Support for EAP 6.3 and Fuse 6.1 (Fabric support to follow shortly)
  • Numerous bug fixes



  • Maven facade (early preview)
  • Many doc improvements
  • Moved from jline to aesh
More details:



  • Jetty 8 Support
  • New Admin UI to manage Workflow Triggers
  • Notification Service email templates can now come from S-RAMP
More details:



  • New UI to replace previous Gadget Server approach
  • Integration with Elasticsearch and Kibana for analytics
More details:

Speak thanks to Ivan McKinley for Elasticsearch contributions, Michael Clay for work on the new RTGov UI, and help from the SwitchYard, ModeShape and Fuse teams.