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Project NameEnter the name of the project
Target Release NameCasablanca
Project Lifecycle StateIncubation
Participating Company ZTE, HUAWEI, China Mobile


What is this release trying to address?

  • S3P requirements approved by TSC
  • Optimizing the integration with Kubernetes based DCAE
  • Supporting the use cases which need correlation analysis

Use Cases

Minimum Viable Product

  • Scalable engine management component - the actual running place for Holmes rules.
  • Scalable rule management component - responsible for the CRUD operations on Holmes rules.
  • Rule templates/entities for specific use cases


List the functionalities that this release is committing to deliver by providing a link to JIRA Epics and Stories. In the JIRA Priority field, specify the priority (either High, Medium, Low). The priority will be used in case de-scoping is required. Don't assign High priority to all functionalities.


Key Summary T Created Updated Due Assignee Reporter P Status Resolution


Key Summary T Created Updated Due Assignee Reporter P Status Resolution

Longer term roadmap

  • A user friendly GUI for the sake of rule management
  • AI supportive

Release Deliverables

Deliverable Name

Deliverable Description

API descriptionA brief introduction of the APIs of Holmes. Both external and internal users (systems) could implement alarm analyses using these APIs.
DocumentationInstallation manual, user guide, etc.
Release NoteRelease note of the release
Source CodeThe source code of the sub-components listed below.


Please refer to the Resources and Repositories page.



High level architecture diagram

Holmes is architecturally an analytics application reside within DCAE.

Normally, it is deployed by DCAE. But if users want to use Holmes independently (without DCAE), it could also be deployed in a standalone mode in the form of ordinary docker containers.

The interaction diagram between Holmes and its relative components is depicted below:

Holmes itself consists of three main sub-modules: the rule management module, the engine management module and the data source adapter. The rule management module is mainly responsible for the CRUD operations of Holmes rules and persisting the rules into a database. The engine management module uses the Drools engine as its core component to support correlation analysis among alarms. The data source adapter is used as the data format converter between Holmes and other components. The module diagram is like below:

Platform Maturity

Refering to CII Badging Security Program and Platform Maturity Requirements, fill out the table below by indicating the actual level , the targeted level for the current release and the evidences on how you plan to achieve the targeted level.

AreaActual LevelTargeted Level for current ReleaseHow, EvidencesComments

HOLMES-142 - Getting issue details... STATUS

  • 0 -- none
  • 1 – baseline performance criteria identified and measured
  • 2 & 3 – performance improvement plans created & implemented

HOLMES-143 - Getting issue details... STATUS

  • 0 – none
  • 1 – 72 hours component level soak w/random transactions
  • 2 – 72 hours platform level soak w/random transactions
  • 3 – 6 months track record of reduced defect rate

HOLMES-107 - Getting issue details... STATUS

HOLMES-108 - Getting issue details... STATUS

HOLMES-140 - Getting issue details... STATUS

  • 0 – none
  • 1 – manual failure and recovery (< 30 minutes)
  • 2 – automated detection and recovery (single site)
  • 3 – automated detection and recovery (geo redundancy)
Security12 (stretched goal)NA
  • 0 – none
  • 1 – CII Passing badge + 50% Test Coverage
  • 2 – CII Silver badge; internal communication encrypted; role-based access control and authorization for all calls
  • 3 – CII Gold
  • 0 – no ability to scale
  • 1 – single site horizontal scaling
  • 2 – geographic scaling
  • 3 – scaling across multiple ONAP instances

HOLMES-140 - Getting issue details... STATUS

  • 1 – single logging system across components; instantiation in < 1 hour
  • 2 – ability to upgrade a single component; tracing across components; externalized configuration management
Usability12 (stretched goal)NA
  • 1 – user guide; deployment documentation; API documentation
  • 2 – UI consistency; usability testing; tutorial documentation

API Incoming Dependencies

List the API this project is expecting from other projects.
Prior to Release Planning review, Team Leads must agreed on the date by which the API will be fully defined. The API Delivery date must not be later than the release API Freeze date.

Prior to the delivery date, it is a good practice to organize an API review with the API consumers.

API Name

API Description

API Definition Date

API Delivery date

API Definition link (i.e.swagger)

Data Movement as a Platform APIsDMaaP message sub/pub related APIs which will be used by Holmes to collect the data from and publish data to DMaaP topics.

Data Movement as a Platform Message Router 

DMaaP Message Router API

Resource QueryQuery different resource information from A&AI. All A&AI operations are implemented in the form of RESTful APIs. I'm using "Resource Query" as a general name for the APIs in case there will be too many APIs listed here.

DCAE APIsAPIs used for service registration and discovery.

DCAE API Documentation

Service Registration/Un-registration

Service Discovery

The APIs used to register/un-register a micro-service to/from MSB .

The APIs used to discover another micro-service via MSB.

Microservice Bus API Documentation

API Outgoing Dependencies

API this project is delivering to other projects.

API Name

API Description

API Definition Date

API Delivery date

API Definition link (i.e.swagger)

Rule CreatingThis API is intended for creating a rule in the database.


August, 24th, 2017Rule Management - Beijing
Rule ModifyingThis API is intended for modifying a rule in the database.


August, 24th, 2017Rule Management - Beijing
Rule DeletingThis API is intended for deleting a rule from the database.


August, 24th, 2017Rule Management - Beijing
Rule QueryThis API is intended for querying rules from the database.


August, 24th, 2017Rule Management - Beijing
Health CheckThis API is used by other components to check whether Holmes is working.


August, 24th, 2017Health Check - Beijing

Third Party Products Dependencies

Third Party Products mean products that are mandatory to provide services for your components. Development of new functionality in third party product may or not be expected.
List the Third Party Products (OpenStack, ODL, RabbitMQ, ElasticSearch,Crystal Reports, ...).




Drools (JBoss Rules)Drools is a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) solution. It provides a core Business Rules Engine (BRE), a web authoring and rules management application (Drools Workbench) and an Eclipse IDE plugin for core development.7.5.0
PostgreSQLPostgreSQL is used for the sake of data (holmes rules) persistance.9.5.0

Testing and Integration Plans

  • For unit tests, we are going to keep the line coverage of each module to be above 50% or even higher.
  • For the functional tests, because there will be few functional requirements for Holmes, we will main reuse the current auto testing scripts to promise that the basic functions of Holmes work well. As for the GUI part, we will add some new test cases onto the wiki page and attach the corresponding testing report to it. 
  • For the non-functional requirements, we will set up a set of testing env and get them tested by ourselves. Meanwhile, we'll be collaborating with the integration team to get some advice on how to get all those platform maturity requirement tested.


This section is used to document a limitation on a functionality or platform support. We are currently aware of this limitation and it will be delivered in a future Release.
List identified release gaps (if any), and its impact.

Gaps identifiedImpact

Known Defects and Issues

Provide a link toward the list of all known project bugs.

Key Summary T Created Updated Due Assignee Reporter P Status Resolution


List the risks identified for this release along with the plan to prevent the risk to occur (mitigation) and the plan of action in the case the risk would materialized (contingency).

Risk identifiedMitigation PlanContingency Plan
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Fill out the Resources Committed to the Release centralized page.

Release Milestone

The milestones are defined at the Release Level and all the supporting project agreed to comply with these dates.

Team Internal Milestone

This section is optional and may be used to document internal milestones within a project team or multiple project teams. For instance, in the case the team has made agreement with other team to deliver some artifacts on a certain date that are not in the release milestone, it is erecommended to provide these agreements and dates in this section.

It is not expected to have a detailed project plan.

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Documentation, Training

  • Highlight the team contributions to the specific document related to he project (Config guide, installation guide...).
  • Highlight the team contributions to the overall Release Documentation and training asset
  • High level list of documentation, training and tutorials necessary to understand the release capabilities, configuration and operation.
  • Documentation includes items such as:
    • Installation instructions
    • Configuration instructions
    • Developer guide
    • End User guide
    • Admin guide
    • ...


The Documentation project will provide the Documentation Tool Chain to edit, configure, store and publish all Documentation asset.

Other Information

Vendor Neutral

If this project is coming from an existing proprietary codebase, ensure that all proprietary trademarks, logos, product names, etc. have been removed. All ONAP deliverables must comply with this rule and be agnostic of any proprietary symbols.

Free and Open Source Software

FOSS activities are critical to the delivery of the whole ONAP initiative. The information may not be fully available at Release Planning, however to avoid late refactoring, it is critical to accomplish this task as early as possible.
List all third party Free and Open Source Software used within the release and provide License type (BSD, MIT, Apache, GNU GPL,... ).
In the case non Apache License are found inform immediately the TSC and the Release Manager and document your reasoning on why you believe we can use a non Apache version 2 license.

Each project must edit its project table available at Project FOSS.

Charter Compliance

The project team comply with the ONAP Charter.