We have a site that is on the other side of the planet in terms of geolocation in regards to the “master” OpenNMS server. We have been experimenting with using minions and was thinking of how we could utilize the minion in geographic places which are located far away from the master server.
Because we currently have an issue with monitoring devices which are located far away, which is generating a lot of “nodeDown” events which is simply because the response times are sometimes absurdly long.
Could we for example, place a minion in various geographic locations and somehow set it so that the link between the minion and master server is very generous in terms of timeout etc. So the minion would poll the devices in the far off geographic area and then report back to the master server but since the minion is now suffering from the same latency, the link between the master and minion would have to be tweaked so that the latency is not an issue.
Could this be done?