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OpenVPN status log

OpenVPN status log

Plugin: go.d.plugin Module: openvpn_status_log


This collector monitors OpenVPN server.

It parses server log files and provides summary and per user metrics.

This collector is supported on all platforms.

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

Default Behavior


This integration doesn’t support auto-detection.


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.



No action required.



The configuration file name for this integration is go.d/openvpn_status_log.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 go.d/openvpn_status_log.conf


The following options can be defined globally: update_every, autodetection_retry.

Name Description Default Required
update_every Data collection frequency. 1 False
autodetection_retry Recheck interval in seconds. Zero means no recheck will be scheduled. 0 False
log_path Path to status log. /var/log/openvpn/status.log True
per_user_stats User selector. Determines which user metrics will be collected. False


With user metrics

Collect metrics of all users.

  - name: local
        - "* *"


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 OpenVPN status log instance

These metrics refer to the entire monitored application.

This scope has no labels.


Metric Dimensions Unit
openvpn.active_clients clients clients
openvpn.total_traffic in, out kilobits/s

Per user

These metrics refer to the VPN user.


Label Description
username VPN username


Metric Dimensions Unit
openvpn.user_traffic in, out kilobits/s
openvpn.user_connection_time time seconds


There are no alerts configured by default for this integration.


Debug Mode

To troubleshoot issues with the openvpn_status_log collector, run the go.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 go.d.plugin to debug the collector:

    ./go.d.plugin -d -m openvpn_status_log

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