OPC UA Client

Overview

The opcua plugin retrieves data from OPC UA client devices.

Configuration

[[inputs.opcua]]
  ## Device name
  # name = "localhost"
  #
  ## OPC UA Endpoint URL
  # endpoint = "opc.tcp://localhost:4840"
  #
  ## Maximum time allowed to establish a connect to the endpoint.
  # connect_timeout = "10s"
  #
  ## Maximum time allowed for a request over the estabilished connection.
  # request_timeout = "5s"
  #
  ## Security policy, one of "None", "Basic128Rsa15", "Basic256",
  ## "Basic256Sha256", or "auto"
  # security_policy = "auto"
  #
  ## Security mode, one of "None", "Sign", "SignAndEncrypt", or "auto"
  # security_mode = "auto"
  #
  ## Path to cert.pem. Required when security mode or policy isn't "None".
  ## If cert path is not supplied, self-signed cert and key will be generated.
  # certificate = "/etc/circonus-unified-agent/cert.pem"
  #
  ## Path to private key.pem. Required when security mode or policy isn't "None".
  ## If key path is not supplied, self-signed cert and key will be generated.
  # private_key = "/etc/circonus-unified-agent/key.pem"
  #
  ## Authentication Method, one of "Certificate", "UserName", or "Anonymous".  To
  ## authenticate using a specific ID, select 'Certificate' or 'UserName'
  # auth_method = "Anonymous"
  #
  ## Username. Required for auth_method = "UserName"
  # username = ""
  #
  ## Password. Required for auth_method = "UserName"
  # password = ""
  #
  ## Node ID configuration
  ## name             - the variable name
  ## namespace        - integer value 0 thru 3
  ## identifier_type  - s=string, i=numeric, g=guid, b=opaque
  ## identifier       - tag as shown in opcua browser
  ## data_type        - boolean, byte, short, int, uint, uint16, int16,
  ##                        uint32, int32, float, double, string, datetime, number
  ## Example:
  ## {name="ProductUri", namespace="0", identifier_type="i", identifier="2262", data_type="string", description="http://open62541.org"}
  nodes = [
    {name="", namespace="", identifier_type="", identifier="", data_type="", description=""},
    {name="", namespace="", identifier_type="", identifier="", data_type="", description=""},
  ]

Example Node Configuration

An OPC UA node ID may resemble: “n=3,s=Temperature”. In this example:

  • n=3 is indicating the namespace is 3
  • s=Temperature is indicting that the identifier_type is a string and identifier value is ‘Temperature’
  • This example temperature node has a value of 79.0, which makes the data_type a ‘float’.

To gather data from this node enter the following line into the ‘nodes’ property above:

{name="LabelName", namespace="3", identifier_type="s", identifier="Temperature", data_type="float", description="Description of node"},