gnmic supports exposing gnmi updates on a prometheus server, for a prometheus client to scrape.
A Prometheus output can be defined using the below format in
gnmic config file under
outputs: output1: type: prometheus # required listen: :9804 # address to listen on for incoming scape requests path: /metrics # path to query to get the metrics expiration: 60s # maximum lifetime of metrics in the local cache debug: false # enable debug for prometheus output
gnmic creates the prometheus metric name and its labels from the subscription name, the gnmic path and the value name.
The below diagram shows an example of a prometheus metric generation from a gnmi update
The metric name starts with the string gnmic then the subscription name as specified in
gnmic configuraiton file, followed by the gNMI path stripped from its keys if there are any.
All non-alphanumeric characters are replaced with an underscore "
The 3 strings are then joined with an underscore "
For example, a gNMI update from subscription
port-stats with path:
is exposed as a metric named:
The metrics labels are generated from the subscripion metadata (e.g:
source) and the keys present in the gNMI path elements.
For the previous example the labels would be: