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Junos Telemetry Interface


For Routing Engine telemetry sensors supported by this platform, see Telemetry Sensor Explorer. If any Platform Forwarding Engine sensors have been added for this release, they are listed below

  • End-of-message notification for Routing Engine sensors (EX2300, EX4300, EX4300-MP, EX9200, MX240, MX960, MX10016, MX2010, MX2020, PTX1000, PTX3000, PTX10001, QFX5100, QFX5110, QFX5120, and QFX10002)—Starting in Junos OS Release 21.2R1, we've introduced an end-of-message (EoM) Boolean flag for all Junos telemetry interface (JTI) Routing Engine sensors. The flag notifies the collector that the current wrap has completed for a particular sensor path. A wrap is a complete key-value data dump for all the leaves under a sensor path.

    The EoM flag also enables the collector to detect when the end of wrap occurs without having to compare stream creation timestamp values that the collector receives from the packets. Comparing timestamp values is costly time-wise and delays data aggregation.

    To use this feature with gRPC Network Management Interface (gNMI) transport or Remote Procedure Call (gRPC), retrieve the protobuf files from the relevant branch on the Juniper Networks download site:

    • GnmiJuniperTelemetryHeaderExtension.proto (gNMI)
    • agent.proto (for gRPC)

    For example:

    After you download and install the new protobuf files on a collector, the EoM field is present in the packets received.

    [See Understanding OpenConfig and gRPC on Junos Telemetry Interface.]

  • Monitoring and optimizing Packet Forwarding Engine sensor data export (PTX Series and QFX Series)—Starting in Junos OS Release 21.2R1, you can optimize Packet Forwarding Engine sensor data to dynamically determine how to export data as quickly as possible based on three sensor categories: heavy data (dynamic scale), medium data (predicted scale), and low data (fixed scale). In addition, you can use our new sensor to retrieve export details of all Packet Forwarding Engine sensors. Use the resource path /junos/system/linecard/export/monitor to monitor export details for each subscribed Packet Forwarding Engine sensor including:

    • Number of reaps
    • Number of wraps (a complete data set)
    • Number of packets sent
    • Average number of reaps and wraps
    • Timestamps for reaps and wraps

    [See Understanding OpenConfig and gRPC on Junos Telemetry Interface and Guidelines for gRPC and gNMI Sensors (Junos Telemetry Interface).]

  • Enable VOQ utilization monitoring with JTI (PTX1000, PTX5000, PTX10000, QFX10002, QFX10008, and QFX10016)—Starting in Junos OS Release 21.2R1, you can enable the export utilization data for CoS virtual output queues (VOQs) on aggregated Ethernet or physical Ethernet WAN interfaces. Using this feature, you can export peak buffer utilization data for a given queue with Junos telemetry interface (JTI). Monitoring this data can assist in preventing micro-bursts and high buffer utilization for a given queue because peak buffer utilization is transient and might not be reported by instantaneous queue depth.

    To enable monitoring, include queue-monitoring enable at one of the following hierarchies:

    • [edit class-of-service interfaces if-name]
    • [edit class-of-service traffic-control-profiles tcp-name]
    • [edit class-of-service schedulers scheduler-name]

    To export data to a collector, include the resource path /junos/system/linecard/qmon-sw in a subscription.

    [See queue-monitoring, show class-of-service interface, show class-of-service traffic-control-profile , show class-of-service scheduler-map and show interfaces voq interface-name.]

  • JTI: logical interface statistics for IPv4 and IPv6 family input and output counters (MX Series and PTX Series routers using third-generation FPCs)—Starting in Junos OS Release 21.2R1, you can stream per-family logical interface statistics for IPv4 and IPv6 traffic using Junos telemetry interface (JTI) and Remote Procedure Calls (gRPC) to an outside collector.

    To access these sensors, use the resource paths /junos/system/linecard/interface/logical/family/ipv4/usage/ and /junos/system/linecard/interface/logical/family/ipv6/usage/ in a subscription.

    [See Guidelines for gRPC and gNMI Sensors (Junos Telemetry Interface).]