Birdwatcher: Prometheus exporter for Calico/BIRD
This utility implements a simple web server written in Python that
extracts metrics from the BIRD internet routing daemon that is used by
Calico. It parses the output of
birdcl show protocols all and turns it
into a series of metrics in Prometheus' format, exporting them over HTTP.
It typically makes sense to run this daemon in a Kubernetes
so that every node in your cluster runs exactly one copy of this daemon.
Just make sure that
/var/run/calico/bird.ctl points to the UNIX socket
exposed by BIRD by using a
hostPath directive. The provided
Dockerfile already contains a copy of the
Be sure to check out
birdwatcher_test.py to get an idea of how the
birdcl is translated to a set of metrics.