OpenConfig Telemetry

OpenConfig is an open-source initiative by network operators to develop vendor-neutral data models, programmatic interfaces, and tools for managing networks.

The OpenConfig client lets you stream OpenConfig telemetry data over gRPC to Meridian. Some vendors currently using OpenConfig telemetry include Juniper, Arista, and Cisco.

To enable support for OpenConfig, edit $OPENNMS_HOME/etc/telemetryd-configuration.xml to set enabled=true for the OpenConfig protocol.

The OpenConfig protocol is not supported on Minion.
Enable OpenConfig protocol in telemetryd-configuration.xml
<!-- OpenConfig -->
<connector name="OpenConfig-Connector"
            class-name="org.opennms.netmgt.telemetry.protocols.openconfig.connector.OpenConfigConnector"
            service-name="OpenConfig"
            queue="OpenConfig"
            enabled="true">
    <package name="OpenConfig-Default">
        <filter>IPADDR != '0.0.0.0'</filter>
        <parameter key="port" value="${requisition:oc.port|9000}"/>
        <parameter key="paths" value="/network-instances/network-instance[instance-name=master]"/>
    </package>
</connector>

<queue name="OpenConfig">
    <adapter name="OpenConfig-Adapter" class-name="org.opennms.netmgt.telemetry.protocols.openconfig.adapter.OpenConfigAdapter" enabled="true">
        <parameter key="script" value="$OPENNMS_HOME/etc/telemetryd-adapters/openconfig-telemetry-resources.groovy"/>
        <package name="OpenConfig-Default">
            <rrd step="300">
                <rra>RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:1:2016</rra>
                <rra>RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:12:1488</rra>
                <rra>RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:288:366</rra>
                <rra>RRA:MAX:0.5:288:366</rra>
                <rra>RRA:MIN:0.5:288:366</rra>
            </rrd>
        </package>
    </adapter>
</queue>

Apply the changes without restarting by sending a reloadDaemonConfig event in the CLI or the Web UI:

Send a reloadDaemonConfig event through CLI
$OPENNMS_HOME/bin/send-event.pl -p 'daemonName Telemetryd' uei.opennms.org/internal/reloadDaemonConfig

OpenConfig connector

OpenConfig Connector initiates a connection with an agent via gRPC and subscribes to one or more OpenConfig data paths (strings), then collects and forwards the data to a queue. The data contains metadata and is structured as a list of key:value pairs.

Meridian creates a new connector for each agent it is responsible for connecting to.

Connector configuration

<connector name="OpenConfig-Connector"
            class-name="org.opennms.netmgt.telemetry.protocols.openconfig.connector.OpenConfigConnector"
            service-name="OpenConfig"
            queue="OpenConfig"
            enabled="true">
    <package name="OpenConfig-Default">
        <filter>IPADDR != '0.0.0.0'</filter>
        <parameter key="port" value="${requisition:oc.port|9000}"/>
        <parameter key="retries" value="12"/>
        <parameter key="interval" value="300"/>
        <parameter key="tls.enabled" value="${requisition:oc.tls.enabled}"/>
        <parameter key="tls.trust.cert.path" value="${requisition:trust.cert.path}"/>
        <!-- Use groups to separate paths that need to be streamed at different frequencies -->
        <parameter group="group1" key="paths" value="/network-instances/network-instance[instance-name=master]"/>
        <parameter group="group1" key="frequency" value="5000"/>
        <parameter group="group2" key="paths" value="/protocols/protocol/bgp"/>
        <parameter group="group2" key="frequency" value="30000"/>
        <parameter group="group3" key="paths" value="/interfaces/interface[name=Ethernet1][ifIndex=25]/state/counters"/>
        <parameter group="group3" key="frequency" value="60000"/>
    </package>
</connector>

Packages

At least one package must be present for the connector to function. Use multiple packages to customize the parameter’s subsets of nodes.

The filter element is optional. If missing, all services with the given name will be considered.

Use the group element to group parameters into multiple groups when you need to stream different paths at different frequencies. Global parameters like port, and connection-specific parameters, do not need any group.

Parameters are passed to the connector and are interpolated for node/interface and service-level metadata.

Table 1. Connector-specific parameters for the OpenConfigConnector
Parameter Default Description

Required

port

none

Port that OpenConfig client can connect to.

paths

none

Paths that need to be subscribed to.

frequency

300000

Frequency at which OpenConfig data can be streamed.

Optional

retries

0

Number of retries to attempt to make a connection when failed.

interval

300

Interval at which client tries to make a connection when failed.

tls.enabled

false

Enable TLS authentication.

tls.trust.cert.path

none

Server trust certificate path.

OpenConfig adapter

The OpenConfig adapter handles OpenConfig payloads. Messages are decoded and forwarded to a JSR-223-compatible script (for example, BeanShell or Groovy) for further processing. Use the script extension to extract the desired metrics from the OpenConfig stream data and persist the results as time series data.

Facts

Class Name

org.opennms.netmgt.telemetry.protocols.openconfig.adapter.OpenConfigAdapter

Configuration and use

Table 2. Adapter-specific parameters for the OpenConfigAdapter
Parameter Default Description

Required

script

none

Full path to the script that handles the OpenConfig data.

Optional

mode

gnmi

Specify mode for stream format. Options are gnmi or jti.

Scripting

The script will be invoked for every OpenConfig stream data that is received and successfully decoded.

The following globals will be passed to the script:

Table 3. Globals passed to the script for gNMI (default) mode.
Parameter Description Type

agent

The agent (node) against which the metrics will be associated.

org.opennms.netmgt.collection.api.CollectionAgent

builder

Builder in which the resources and metrics should be added.

org.opennms.netmgt.collection.support.builder.CollectionSetBuilder

msg

Decoded message from which the metrics should be extracted.

org.opennms.features.openconfig.proto.gnmi.Gnmi.SubscribeResponse

Table 4. Globals passed to the script for JTI mode.
Parameter Description Type

agent

The agent (node) against which the metrics will be associated.

org.opennms.netmgt.collection.api.CollectionAgent

builder

Builder in which the resources and metrics should be added.

org.opennms.netmgt.collection.support.builder.CollectionSetBuilder

msg

Decoded message from which the metrics should be extracted.

org.opennms.features.openconfig.proto.jti.Telemetry.OpenConfigData