VES Collector - Standard Defined Events Collection Mechanism


The target of standard defined events collection mechanism development was to allow collection of events defined by standards organizations using VES Collector, and providing them for consumption by analytics applications running on top of DCAE platform. The following features have been implemented:

  1. Event routing, based on a new CommonHeader field “stndDefinedNamespace”

  2. Standards-organization defined events can be included using a dedicated property

  3. Standards-defined events can be validated using openAPI descriptions provided by standards organizations, and indicated in stndDefinedFields.schemaReference

Standard Defined Events Collection Mechanism description


VES Collector orchestrated using Helm or Cloudify uses standard defined domain schema files bundled within VES collector image during image build. Also new Helm based installation mechanism for collectors doesn’t support yet certain features available with the traditional Cloudify orchestration based mechanisms: - Obtaining X.509 certificates from external CMP v2 server for secure xNF connections - Exposing the Collector port in Dual Stack IPv4/IPv6 networks.

How to Configure VES Collector

By default config maps containing schema files are defined in the OOM repository and installed with dcaegen2 module. In Istanbul release in OOM are used schema files from The newest schema files can be found in If for production/test purpose are required different or newest schema files please follow procedure for config map update.

In order to prepare second instance of VES Collector please follow below procedure:

  1. (Optional step) If VES Collector should obtaining X.509 certificates from CMPv2 server for secure xNF connections please follow below steps:

  2. If usage of config maps from OOM containing schema files is required please follow procedure for external repo schema files from OOM connection to VES collector with changes described below.

    As new instance of VES Collector will be introduced to ONAP namespace there is need to modify parameters from /inputs/k8s-ves-inputs-tls.yaml in Bootstrap POD

    • external_port - set here node port from range 30000-32767 not used in ONAP instance for example 30519

    • service_component_type, service_id, service_component_name_override - set here custom service name e.g. dcae-ves-collector-std-def-evnents

    (Optional step) If VES Collector should also obtaining X.509 certificates from CMP v2 and its clients should successfully validate its hostname then following parameters need to modified in /inputs/k8s-ves-inputs-tls.yaml file.

    • external_cert_use_external_tls - change from false to true

    • external_cert_common_name - set same value as used in service_component_name_override parameter

    • service_component_name_override - add following values:
      • all IPv4 addresses of ONAP worker hosts

      • all IPv6 addresses of ONAP worker hosts

      • all FQDN names of ONAP worker hosts

      • service_component_name_override parameter value.

    Deploy new instance of VES collector using /inputs/k8s-ves-inputs-tls.yaml

  3. (Optional step) If ONAP is installed in Dual Stack and VES Collector should listen in IPv6 network

    • on RKE node prepare file ves-ipv6.yaml with following content (below is an example of file for dcae-ves-collector-std-def-evnents service name created in section 2, in node port set once again value from range 30000-32767 not used in ONAP instance for example 30619 )
      apiVersion: v1
      kind: Service
        name: xdcae-ves-collector-std-def-evnents
        namespace: onap
        externalTrafficPolicy: Cluster
        ipFamily: IPv6
        - name: xdcae-ves-collector-std-def-evnents
          nodePort: 30619
          port: 8443
          protocol: TCP
          targetPort: 8443
          app: dcae-ves-collector-std-def-evnents
        sessionAffinity: None
        type: NodePort
    • apply prepared service and check if it working
      kubectl -n onap apply -f ves-ipv6.yaml
      kubectl -n onap get svc | grep collector-std-def-evnents
      xdcae-ves-collector-std-def-evnents                        NodePort       fd00:101::6ad    <none>                                 8443:30619/TCP