Ad hoc collection

The opennms:collect Karaf Shell command can be used to trigger and perform a collection on any of the available collectors.

The results of the collection (also referred to as the "collection set") will be displayed in the console after a successful collection. The resulting collection set will not be persisted, nor will any thresholding be applied.

List all of the available collectors:


Invoke the SnmpCollector against interface on NODES:n1.

opennms:collect -n NODES:n1 org.opennms.netmgt.collectd.SnmpCollector

Invoke the SnmpCollector against interface on NODES:n1 via the MINION location.

opennms:collect -l MINION -n NODES:n1 org.opennms.netmgt.collectd.SnmpCollector
Setting the location on the command line will override the node’s location.
If you see errors caused by RequestTimedOutException`s when invoking a collector at a remote location, consider increasing the time to live. By default, `collectd will use the service interval as the time to live.

Invoke the JdbcCollector against while specifying some of the collector parameters.

opennms:collect org.opennms.netmgt.collectd.JdbcCollector collection=PostgreSQL driver=org.postgresql.Driver url=jdbc:postgresql://OPENNMS_JDBC_HOSTNAME/postgres user=postgres
Some collectors, such as the JdbcCollector, can be invoked without specifying a node.

Persist a collection :

opennms:collect -l MINION -n NODES=n1 -p org.opennms.netmgt.collectd.SnmpCollector
-p/--persist option will persist collection set there by introducing an extra datapoint other than data collected during already configured collection interval.

A complete list of options is available using:

opennms:collect --help

Interpreting the output

After a successful collection, the collection set will be displayed in the following format:

resource a
  group 1
  group 2
resource b
  group 1

The description of the resources, groups and attribute may differ between collectors. This output is independent of the persistence strategy that is being used.