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NAME

bird_exporter - A protocol state exporter for the BIRD routing daemon to use with Prometheus

SYNOPSIS

bird_exporter [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

bird_exporter is a metric exporter for the BIRD routing daemon to use with Prometheus. Since bird_exporter uses the BIRD Unix socket(s), BIRD needs to be installed on the same machine as bird_exporter. The user executing bird_exporter must have read/write permission to access the BIRD Unix sockets.

OPTIONS

-bird.ipv4 Get protocols from bird (not compatible with -bird.v2)

-bird.ipv6 Get protocols from bird6 (not compatible with -bird.v2)

-bird.socket /path/to/socket Socket to communicate with bird routing daemon

-bird.socket6 /path/to/socket Socket to communicate with bird6 routing daemon (not compatible with -bird.v2)

-bird.v2 BIRD major version >= 2.0 (multi channel protocols)

-format.new New metric format (more convenient / generic)

-proto.bgp Enables metrics for protocol BGP

-proto.direct Enables metrics for protocol Direct

-proto.kernel Enables metrics for protocol Kernel

-proto.ospf Enables metrics for protocol OSPF

-proto.static Enables metrics for protocol Static

-version Print version information

-web.listen-address [address]:port Address on which to expose metrics and web interface

-web.telemetry-path path Path under which to expose metrics (default “/metrics”)

Version 2.0 of BIRD supports both IPv4 and IPv6 in a single daemon. Since version 1.1 of bird_exporter, it can be used with BIRD 2.0+ using the -bird.v2 option. When using this option, bird_exporter queries the same socket for both IPv4 and IPv6. In this mode the IP protocol is determined by the channel information, and options -bird.ipv4, -bird.ipv6 and -bird.socket6 are ignored.

BIRD CONFIGURATION

To get meaningful uptime information, BIRD needs to be configured to use ISO-format timestamps:

timeformat protocol iso long;
    

METRIC FORMATS

In version 1.0, a new metric format was introduced. To avoid backwards incompatibility, the new format is optional and can be enabled by using the -format.new option. The new format handles protocols more generically and allows for a better query structure. It also adheres more to the Prometheus metric naming best practices. In both formats protocol specific metrics are prefixed with the protocol name (e.g. OSPF running metric).

OLD METRIC FORMAT EXAMPLE

bgp4_session_prefix_count_import{name="bgp1"} 600000
bgp6_session_prefix_count_import{name="bgp1"} 50000
ospfv3_running{name="ospf1"} 1
    

NEW METRIC FORMAT EXAMPLE

bird_protocol_prefix_import_count{name="bgp1",proto="BGP",ip_version="4"} 600000
bird_protocol_prefix_import_count{name="bgp1",proto="BGP",ip_version="6"} 50000
bird_ospfv3_running{name="ospf1"} 1
    

AUTHOR

Daniel Czerwonk <daniel@dan-nrw.de>

2018-06-20 bird_exporter