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Plugin: charts.d.plugin Module: opensips


Examine OpenSIPS metrics for insights into SIP server operations. Study call rates, error rates, and response times for reliable voice over IP services.

The collector uses the opensipsctl command line utility to gather OpenSIPS metrics.

This collector is supported on all platforms.

This collector supports collecting metrics from multiple instances of this integration, including remote instances.

Default Behavior


The collector will attempt to call opensipsctl along with a default number of parameters, even without any configuration.


The default configuration for this integration does not impose any limits on data collection.

Performance Impact

The default configuration for this integration is not expected to impose a significant performance impact on the system.



Install charts.d plugin

If using our official native DEB/RPM packages, make sure netdata-plugin-chartsd is installed.

Required software

The collector requires the opensipsctl to be installed.



The configuration file name for this integration is charts.d/opensips.conf.

You can edit the configuration file using the edit-config script from the Netdata config directory.

cd /etc/netdata 2>/dev/null || cd /opt/netdata/etc/netdata
sudo ./edit-config charts.d/opensips.conf


The config file is sourced by the charts.d plugin. It’s a standard bash file.

The following collapsed table contains all the options that can be configured for the opensips collector.

Name Description Default Required
opensips_opts Specify parameters to the opensipsctl command. If the default value fails to get global status, set here whatever options are needed to connect to the opensips server. fifo get_statistics all False
opensips_cmd If opensipsctl is not in $PATH, specify it’s full path here. False
opensips_timeout How long to wait for opensipsctl to respond. 2 False
opensips_update_every The data collection frequency. If unset, will inherit the netdata update frequency. 5 False
opensips_priority The charts priority on the dashboard. 80000 False
opensips_retries The number of retries to do in case of failure before disabling the collector. 10 False


Custom opensipsctl command

Set a custom path to the opensipsctl command

#opensips_opts="fifo get_statistics all"

# the data collection frequency
# if unset, will inherit the netdata update frequency

# the charts priority on the dashboard

# the number of retries to do in case of failure
# before disabling the module


Metrics grouped by scope.

The scope defines the instance that the metric belongs to. An instance is uniquely identified by a set of labels.

Per OpenSIPS instance

These metrics refer to the entire monitored application.

This scope has no labels.


Metric Dimensions Unit
opensips.dialogs_active active, early dialogs
opensips.users registered, location, contacts, expires users
opensips.registrar accepted, rejected registrations/s
opensips.transactions UAS, UAC transactions/s
opensips.core_rcv requests, replies queries/s
opensips.core_fwd requests, replies queries/s
opensips.core_drop requests, replies queries/s
opensips.core_err requests, replies queries/s
opensips.core_bad bad_URIs_rcvd, unsupported_methods, bad_msg_hdr queries/s
opensips.tm_replies received, relayed, local replies/s
opensips.transactions_status 2xx, 3xx, 4xx, 5xx, 6xx transactions/s
opensips.transactions_inuse inuse transactions
opensips.sl_replies 1xx, 2xx, 3xx, 4xx, 5xx, 6xx, sent, error, ACKed replies/s
opensips.dialogs processed, expire, failed dialogs/s
opensips.net_waiting UDP, TCP kilobytes
opensips.uri_checks positive, negative checks / sec
opensips.traces requests, replies traces / sec
opensips.shmem total, used, real_used, max_used, free kilobytes
opensips.shmem_fragment fragments fragments


There are no alerts configured by default for this integration.


Debug Mode

To troubleshoot issues with the opensips collector, run the charts.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output should give you clues as to why the collector isn’t working.

  • Navigate to the plugins.d directory, usually at /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that’s not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the plugins setting under [directories].

    cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
  • Switch to the netdata user.

    sudo -u netdata -s
  • Run the charts.d.plugin to debug the collector:

    ./charts.d.plugin debug 1 opensips

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