Collection Packages

To define more complex collection configuration it is possible to group Service configurations which provide performance metrics into Collection Packages. They allow to assign to Nodes different Service Configurations to differentiate collection of performance metrics and connection settings. To assign a Collection Package to nodes the Rules/Filters syntax can be used.

Multiple packages can be configured, and an interface can exist in more than one package. This gives great flexibility how the service levels will be determined for a given device. The order how Collection Packages are defined is important when IP Interfaces match multiple Collection Packages with the same Service configuration. The last Collection Package on the service will be applied. This can be used to define a less specific catch all filter for a default configuration. A more specific Collection Package can be used to overwrite the default setting.

Collection Package Attributes
<package name="package1"(1)
  <filter>IPADDR != ''</filter>(2)
  <include-range begin="" end=""/>(3)
  <include-range begin="::1" end="ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff"/> (4)
1 Unique name of the collection package.
2 Apply this package to all IP interfaces with a configured IPv4 address (not equal
3 Evaluate IPv4 rule to collect for all IPv4 interfaces in the given range
4 Evaluate IPv6 rule to collect for all IPv6 interfaces in the given range

Service Configurations

Service Configurations define what Collector to use and which performance metrics needs to be collected. Service Configurations contains common Service Attributes as well as Collector specific parameters.

Service Configuration Attributes
<service name="SNMP"(1)
  <parameter key="collection" value="default"/>(5)
  <parameter key="thresholding-enabled" value="true"/>(6)

<collector service="SNMP" class-name="org.opennms.netmgt.collectd.SnmpCollector"/> (7)
1 Service Configuration name which is mapped to a specific Collector implementation.
2 The interval at which the service is to be collected. (in milliseconds).
3 Marker to say if service is user defined, used specifically for UI purposes.
4 Service is collected only if on.
5 Assign performance data collection metric groups named default.
6 Enable threshold evaluation for metrics provided by this service.
7 Run the SnmpCollector implementation for the service named SNMP
02 collectd configuration xml
Figure 1. Configuration overview for data collection with Collectd