Developer Guide for the Elastic Client Service

This microservice provides Backup & Restore services to ELK components in the Acumos machine-learning platform. It is built using the Spring-Boot platform. This document primarily offers guidance for server developers.

Supported Methods and Objects

The microservice endpoints and objects are documented using Swagger. A running server documents itself at a URL like the following, but consult the server’s configuration for the exact port number (e.g., “9006”) and context root (e.g., “elkclient”) to use:


Building and Packaging

As of this writing the build (continuous integration) process is fully automated in the Linux Foundation system using Gerrit and Jenkins. This section describes how to perform local builds for development and testing.


The build machine needs the following:

  1. Java version 1.8
  2. Maven version 3
  3. Connectivity to Maven Central to download required jars

Use maven to build and package the service into a single “fat” jar using this command:

mvn clean install

Development and Local Testing

This section provides information for running the server in a production/development environment, assuming that the application is packaged into a docker container for deployment.


  1. Java version 1.8 in the runtime environment; i.e., installed in the docker container
  2. The username/password combination to access the database
  3. The Nexus username/password combination to access.

Configuring the system

At runtime in production deployments, in addition to using a configuration file, environment-specific configuration properties should be supplied using a block of JSON in an environment variable called SPRING_APPLICATION_JSON. This can easily be done using the deployment templates. The default SV Scanning templates for use with docker-compose.

# Get the platform-oam repository
$ git clone
# Select the Boreas branch
cd platform-oam
git checkout boreas
# See what environment configuration options are supported
cat platform-oam/
# See the docker-compose deployment template with references to options
cat platform-oam/docker-compose.yml

Launch Instructions

To run the elkclient service in a local docker environment:

  1. Build an image locally or use an image in the Acumos Nexus repositories.
  2. Update environment variables as referenced by the template, either directly or in
    • ACUMOS_ELK_HOST: hostname Acumos elasticsearch.
    • ELK_CLIENT_CRONSCHEDULE_CREATESNAPSHOT_TIME: Elk client schedule cron job for snapshot creation
  1. Use the docker-compose process that applies to your environment, e.g.

    • for a standalone docker container:

    docker-compose up -d elk-client