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Cloud native applications such as virtual RAN (vRAN) require access to notifications about hardware timing events that are critical to the functioning of the overall network. PTP clock synchronization errors can negatively affect the performance and reliability of your low-latency application, for example, a vRAN application running in a distributed unit (DU).

About PTP and clock synchronization error events

Loss of PTP synchronization is a critical error for a RAN network. If synchronization is lost on a node, the radio might be shut down and the network Over the Air (OTA) traffic might be shifted to another node in the wireless network. Fast event notifications mitigate against workload errors by allowing cluster nodes to communicate PTP clock sync status to the vRAN application running in the DU.

Event notifications are available to vRAN applications running on the same DU node. A publish/subscribe REST API passes events notifications to the messaging bus. Publish/subscribe messaging, or pub-sub messaging, is an asynchronous service-to-service communication architecture where any message published to a topic is immediately received by all of the subscribers to the topic.

The PTP Operator generates fast event notifications for every PTP-capable network interface. You can access the events by using a cloud-event-proxy sidecar container over an HTTP or Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) message bus.

PTP fast event notifications are available for network interfaces configured to use PTP ordinary clocks or PTP boundary clocks.

Use HTTP transport instead of AMQP for PTP and bare-metal events where possible. AMQ Interconnect is EOL from 30 June 2024. Extended life cycle support (ELS) for AMQ Interconnect ends 29 November 2029. For more information see, Red Hat AMQ Interconnect support status.

About the PTP fast event notifications framework

Use the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) fast event notifications framework to subscribe cluster applications to PTP events that the bare-metal cluster node generates.

The fast events notifications framework uses a REST API for communication. The REST API is based on the O-RAN O-Cloud Notification API Specification for Event Consumers 3.0 that is available from O-RAN ALLIANCE Specifications.

The framework consists of a publisher, subscriber, and an AMQ or HTTP messaging protocol to handle communications between the publisher and subscriber applications. Applications run the cloud-event-proxy container in a sidecar pattern to subscribe to PTP events. The cloud-event-proxy sidecar container can access the same resources as the primary application container without using any of the resources of the primary application and with no significant latency.

Use HTTP transport instead of AMQP for PTP and bare-metal events where possible. AMQ Interconnect is EOL from 30 June 2024. Extended life cycle support (ELS) for AMQ Interconnect ends 29 November 2029. For more information see, Red Hat AMQ Interconnect support status.

Overview of PTP fast events
Figure 1. Overview of PTP fast events
20 Event is generated on the cluster host

linuxptp-daemon in the PTP Operator-managed pod runs as a Kubernetes DaemonSet and manages the various linuxptp processes (ptp4l, phc2sys, and optionally for grandmaster clocks, ts2phc). The linuxptp-daemon passes the event to the UNIX domain socket.

20 Event is passed to the cloud-event-proxy sidecar

The PTP plugin reads the event from the UNIX domain socket and passes it to the cloud-event-proxy sidecar in the PTP Operator-managed pod. cloud-event-proxy delivers the event from the Kubernetes infrastructure to Cloud-Native Network Functions (CNFs) with low latency.

20 Event is persisted

The cloud-event-proxy sidecar in the PTP Operator-managed pod processes the event and publishes the cloud-native event by using a REST API.

20 Message is transported

The message transporter transports the event to the cloud-event-proxy sidecar in the application pod over HTTP or AMQP 1.0 QPID.

20 Event is available from the REST API

The cloud-event-proxy sidecar in the Application pod processes the event and makes it available by using the REST API.

20 Consumer application requests a subscription and receives the subscribed event

The consumer application sends an API request to the cloud-event-proxy sidecar in the application pod to create a PTP events subscription. The cloud-event-proxy sidecar creates an AMQ or HTTP messaging listener protocol for the resource specified in the subscription.

The cloud-event-proxy sidecar in the application pod receives the event from the PTP Operator-managed pod, unwraps the cloud events object to retrieve the data, and posts the event to the consumer application. The consumer application listens to the address specified in the resource qualifier and receives and processes the PTP event.

Configuring the PTP fast event notifications publisher

To start using PTP fast event notifications for a network interface in your cluster, you must enable the fast event publisher in the PTP Operator PtpOperatorConfig custom resource (CR) and configure ptpClockThreshold values in a PtpConfig CR that you create.

Prerequisites
  • You have installed the OKD CLI (oc).

  • You have logged in as a user with cluster-admin privileges.

  • You have installed the PTP Operator.

Procedure
  1. Modify the default PTP Operator config to enable PTP fast events.

    1. Save the following YAML in the ptp-operatorconfig.yaml file:

      apiVersion: ptp.openshift.io/v1
      kind: PtpOperatorConfig
      metadata:
        name: default
        namespace: openshift-ptp
      spec:
        daemonNodeSelector:
          node-role.kubernetes.io/worker: ""
        ptpEventConfig:
          enableEventPublisher: true (1)
      1 Set enableEventPublisher to true to enable PTP fast event notifications.

    In OKD 4.13 or later, you do not need to set the spec.ptpEventConfig.transportHost field in the PtpOperatorConfig resource when you use HTTP transport for PTP events. Set transportHost only when you use AMQP transport for PTP events.

    1. Update the PtpOperatorConfig CR:

      $ oc apply -f ptp-operatorconfig.yaml
  2. Create a PtpConfig custom resource (CR) for the PTP enabled interface, and set the required values for ptpClockThreshold and ptp4lOpts. The following YAML illustrates the required values that you must set in the PtpConfig CR:

    spec:
      profile:
      - name: "profile1"
        interface: "enp5s0f0"
        ptp4lOpts: "-2 -s --summary_interval -4" (1)
        phc2sysOpts: "-a -r -m -n 24 -N 8 -R 16" (2)
        ptp4lConf: "" (3)
        ptpClockThreshold: (4)
          holdOverTimeout: 5
          maxOffsetThreshold: 100
          minOffsetThreshold: -100
    1 Append --summary_interval -4 to use PTP fast events.
    2 Required phc2sysOpts values. -m prints messages to stdout. The linuxptp-daemon DaemonSet parses the logs and generates Prometheus metrics.
    3 Specify a string that contains the configuration to replace the default /etc/ptp4l.conf file. To use the default configuration, leave the field empty.
    4 Optional. If the ptpClockThreshold stanza is not present, default values are used for the ptpClockThreshold fields. The stanza shows default ptpClockThreshold values. The ptpClockThreshold values configure how long after the PTP master clock is disconnected before PTP events are triggered. holdOverTimeout is the time value in seconds before the PTP clock event state changes to FREERUN when the PTP master clock is disconnected. The maxOffsetThreshold and minOffsetThreshold settings configure offset values in nanoseconds that compare against the values for CLOCK_REALTIME (phc2sys) or master offset (ptp4l). When the ptp4l or phc2sys offset value is outside this range, the PTP clock state is set to FREERUN. When the offset value is within this range, the PTP clock state is set to LOCKED.
Additional resources

Migrating consumer applications to use HTTP transport for PTP or bare-metal events

If you have previously deployed PTP or bare-metal events consumer applications, you need to update the applications to use HTTP message transport.

Prerequisites
  • You have installed the OpenShift CLI (oc).

  • You have logged in as a user with cluster-admin privileges.

  • You have updated the PTP Operator or Bare Metal Event Relay to version 4.13+ which uses HTTP transport by default.

Procedure
  1. Update your events consumer application to use HTTP transport. Set the http-event-publishers variable for the cloud event sidecar deployment.

    For example, in a cluster with PTP events configured, the following YAML snippet illustrates a cloud event sidecar deployment:

    containers:
      - name: cloud-event-sidecar
        image: cloud-event-sidecar
        args:
          - "--metrics-addr=127.0.0.1:9091"
          - "--store-path=/store"
          - "--transport-host=consumer-events-subscription-service.cloud-events.svc.cluster.local:9043"
          - "--http-event-publishers=ptp-event-publisher-service-NODE_NAME.openshift-ptp.svc.cluster.local:9043" (1)
          - "--api-port=8089"
    1 The PTP Operator automatically resolves NODE_NAME to the host that is generating the PTP events. For example, compute-1.example.com.

    In a cluster with bare-metal events configured, set the http-event-publishers field to hw-event-publisher-service.openshift-bare-metal-events.svc.cluster.local:9043 in the cloud event sidecar deployment CR.

  2. Deploy the consumer-events-subscription-service service alongside the events consumer application. For example:

    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Service
    metadata:
      annotations:
        prometheus.io/scrape: "true"
        service.alpha.openshift.io/serving-cert-secret-name: sidecar-consumer-secret
      name: consumer-events-subscription-service
      namespace: cloud-events
      labels:
        app: consumer-service
    spec:
      ports:
        - name: sub-port
          port: 9043
      selector:
        app: consumer
      clusterIP: None
      sessionAffinity: None
      type: ClusterIP

Installing the AMQ messaging bus

To pass PTP fast event notifications between publisher and subscriber on a node, you can install and configure an AMQ messaging bus to run locally on the node. To use AMQ messaging, you must install the AMQ Interconnect Operator.

Use HTTP transport instead of AMQP for PTP and bare-metal events where possible. AMQ Interconnect is EOL from 30 June 2024. Extended life cycle support (ELS) for AMQ Interconnect ends 29 November 2029. For more information see, Red Hat AMQ Interconnect support status.

Prerequisites
  • Install the OKD CLI (oc).

  • Log in as a user with cluster-admin privileges.

Procedure
Verification
  1. Check that the AMQ Interconnect Operator is available and the required pods are running:

    $ oc get pods -n amq-interconnect
    Example output
    NAME                                    READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
    amq-interconnect-645db76c76-k8ghs       1/1     Running   0          23h
    interconnect-operator-5cb5fc7cc-4v7qm   1/1     Running   0          23h
  2. Check that the required linuxptp-daemon PTP event producer pods are running in the openshift-ptp namespace.

    $ oc get pods -n openshift-ptp
    Example output
    NAME                     READY   STATUS    RESTARTS       AGE
    linuxptp-daemon-2t78p    3/3     Running   0              12h
    linuxptp-daemon-k8n88    3/3     Running   0              12h

Subscribing DU applications to PTP events with the REST API

Subscribe applications to PTP events by using the resource address /cluster/node/<node_name>/ptp, where <node_name> is the cluster node running the DU application.

Deploy your cloud-event-consumer DU application container and cloud-event-proxy sidecar container in a separate DU application pod. The cloud-event-consumer DU application subscribes to the cloud-event-proxy container in the application pod.

Use the following API endpoints to subscribe the cloud-event-consumer DU application to PTP events posted by the cloud-event-proxy container at http://localhost:8089/api/ocloudNotifications/v1/ in the DU application pod:

9089 is the default port for the cloud-event-consumer container deployed in the application pod. You can configure a different port for your DU application as required.

PTP events REST API reference

Use the PTP event notifications REST API to subscribe a cluster application to the PTP events that are generated on the parent node.

api/ocloudNotifications/v1/subscriptions

HTTP method

GET api/ocloudNotifications/v1/subscriptions

Description

Returns a list of subscriptions. If subscriptions exist, a 200 OK status code is returned along with the list of subscriptions.

Example API response
[
 {
  "id": "75b1ad8f-c807-4c23-acf5-56f4b7ee3826",
  "endpointUri": "http://localhost:9089/event",
  "uriLocation": "http://localhost:8089/api/ocloudNotifications/v1/subscriptions/75b1ad8f-c807-4c23-acf5-56f4b7ee3826",
  "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/ptp"
 }
]
HTTP method

POST api/ocloudNotifications/v1/subscriptions

Description

Creates a new subscription. If a subscription is successfully created, or if it already exists, a 201 Created status code is returned.

Table 1. Query parameters
Parameter Type

subscription

data

Example payload
{
  "uriLocation": "http://localhost:8089/api/ocloudNotifications/v1/subscriptions",
  "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/ptp"
}

api/ocloudNotifications/v1/subscriptions/<subscription_id>

HTTP method

GET api/ocloudNotifications/v1/subscriptions/<subscription_id>

Description

Returns details for the subscription with ID <subscription_id>

Table 2. Query parameters
Parameter Type

<subscription_id>

string

Example API response
{
  "id":"48210fb3-45be-4ce0-aa9b-41a0e58730ab",
  "endpointUri": "http://localhost:9089/event",
  "uriLocation":"http://localhost:8089/api/ocloudNotifications/v1/subscriptions/48210fb3-45be-4ce0-aa9b-41a0e58730ab",
  "resource":"/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/ptp"
}

api/ocloudNotifications/v1/health

HTTP method

GET api/ocloudNotifications/v1/health/

Description

Returns the health status for the ocloudNotifications REST API.

Example API response
OK

api/ocloudNotifications/v1/publishers

HTTP method

GET api/ocloudNotifications/v1/publishers

Description

Returns an array of os-clock-sync-state, ptp-clock-class-change, lock-state, and gnss-sync-status details for the cluster node. The system generates notifications when the relevant equipment state changes.

  • os-clock-sync-state notifications describe the host operating system clock synchronization state. Can be in LOCKED or FREERUN state.

  • ptp-clock-class-change notifications describe the current state of the PTP clock class.

  • lock-state notifications describe the current status of the PTP equipment lock state. Can be in LOCKED, HOLDOVER or FREERUN state.

  • gnss-sync-status notifications describe the GPS synchronization state with regard to the external GNSS clock signal. Can be in LOCKED or FREERUN state.

You can use equipment synchronization status subscriptions together to deliver a detailed view of the overall synchronization health of the system.

Example API response
[
  {
    "id": "0fa415ae-a3cf-4299-876a-589438bacf75",
    "endpointUri": "http://localhost:9085/api/ocloudNotifications/v1/dummy",
    "uriLocation": "http://localhost:9085/api/ocloudNotifications/v1/publishers/0fa415ae-a3cf-4299-876a-589438bacf75",
    "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/sync-status/os-clock-sync-state"
  },
  {
    "id": "28cd82df-8436-4f50-bbd9-7a9742828a71",
    "endpointUri": "http://localhost:9085/api/ocloudNotifications/v1/dummy",
    "uriLocation": "http://localhost:9085/api/ocloudNotifications/v1/publishers/28cd82df-8436-4f50-bbd9-7a9742828a71",
    "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/ptp-status/ptp-clock-class-change"
  },
  {
    "id": "44aa480d-7347-48b0-a5b0-e0af01fa9677",
    "endpointUri": "http://localhost:9085/api/ocloudNotifications/v1/dummy",
    "uriLocation": "http://localhost:9085/api/ocloudNotifications/v1/publishers/44aa480d-7347-48b0-a5b0-e0af01fa9677",
    "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/ptp-status/lock-state"
  },
  {
    "id": "778da345d-4567-67b0-a43f0-rty885a456",
    "endpointUri": "http://localhost:9085/api/ocloudNotifications/v1/dummy",
    "uriLocation": "http://localhost:9085/api/ocloudNotifications/v1/publishers/778da345d-4567-67b0-a43f0-rty885a456",
    "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/gnss-status/gnss-sync-status"
  }
]

You can find os-clock-sync-state, ptp-clock-class-change, lock-state, and gnss-sync-status events in the logs for the cloud-event-proxy container. For example:

$ oc logs -f linuxptp-daemon-cvgr6 -n openshift-ptp -c cloud-event-proxy
Example os-clock-sync-state event
{
   "id":"c8a784d1-5f4a-4c16-9a81-a3b4313affe5",
   "type":"event.sync.sync-status.os-clock-sync-state-change",
   "source":"/cluster/compute-1.example.com/ptp/CLOCK_REALTIME",
   "dataContentType":"application/json",
   "time":"2022-05-06T15:31:23.906277159Z",
   "data":{
      "version":"v1",
      "values":[
         {
            "resource":"/sync/sync-status/os-clock-sync-state",
            "dataType":"notification",
            "valueType":"enumeration",
            "value":"LOCKED"
         },
         {
            "resource":"/sync/sync-status/os-clock-sync-state",
            "dataType":"metric",
            "valueType":"decimal64.3",
            "value":"-53"
         }
      ]
   }
}
Example ptp-clock-class-change event
{
   "id":"69eddb52-1650-4e56-b325-86d44688d02b",
   "type":"event.sync.ptp-status.ptp-clock-class-change",
   "source":"/cluster/compute-1.example.com/ptp/ens2fx/master",
   "dataContentType":"application/json",
   "time":"2022-05-06T15:31:23.147100033Z",
   "data":{
      "version":"v1",
      "values":[
         {
            "resource":"/sync/ptp-status/ptp-clock-class-change",
            "dataType":"metric",
            "valueType":"decimal64.3",
            "value":"135"
         }
      ]
   }
}
Example lock-state event
{
   "id":"305ec18b-1472-47b3-aadd-8f37933249a9",
   "type":"event.sync.ptp-status.ptp-state-change",
   "source":"/cluster/compute-1.example.com/ptp/ens2fx/master",
   "dataContentType":"application/json",
   "time":"2022-05-06T15:31:23.467684081Z",
   "data":{
      "version":"v1",
      "values":[
         {
            "resource":"/sync/ptp-status/lock-state",
            "dataType":"notification",
            "valueType":"enumeration",
            "value":"LOCKED"
         },
         {
            "resource":"/sync/ptp-status/lock-state",
            "dataType":"metric",
            "valueType":"decimal64.3",
            "value":"62"
         }
      ]
   }
}
Example gnss-sync-status event
{
  "id": "435e1f2a-6854-4555-8520-767325c087d7",
  "type": "event.sync.gnss-status.gnss-state-change",
  "source": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/gnss-status/gnss-sync-status",
  "dataContentType": "application/json",
  "time": "2023-09-27T19:35:33.42347206Z",
  "data": {
    "version": "v1",
    "values": [
      {
        "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/ens2fx/master",
        "dataType": "notification",
        "valueType": "enumeration",
        "value": "LOCKED"
      },
      {
        "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/ens2fx/master",
        "dataType": "metric",
        "valueType": "decimal64.3",
        "value": "5"
      }
    ]
  }
}

api/ocloudNotifications/v1/<resource_address>/CurrentState

HTTP method

GET api/ocloudNotifications/v1/cluster/node/<node_name>/sync/ptp-status/lock-state/CurrentState

GET api/ocloudNotifications/v1/cluster/node/<node_name>/sync/sync-status/os-clock-sync-state/CurrentState

GET api/ocloudNotifications/v1/cluster/node/<node_name>/sync/ptp-status/ptp-clock-class-change/CurrentState

Description

Configure the CurrentState API endpoint to return the current state of the os-clock-sync-state, ptp-clock-class-change, lock-state events for the cluster node.

  • os-clock-sync-state notifications describe the host operating system clock synchronization state. Can be in LOCKED or FREERUN state.

  • ptp-clock-class-change notifications describe the current state of the PTP clock class.

  • lock-state notifications describe the current status of the PTP equipment lock state. Can be in LOCKED, HOLDOVER or FREERUN state.

Table 3. Query parameters
Parameter Type

<resource_address>

string

Example lock-state API response
{
  "id": "c1ac3aa5-1195-4786-84f8-da0ea4462921",
  "type": "event.sync.ptp-status.ptp-state-change",
  "source": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/ptp-status/lock-state",
  "dataContentType": "application/json",
  "time": "2023-01-10T02:41:57.094981478Z",
  "data": {
    "version": "v1",
    "values": [
      {
        "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/ens5fx/master",
        "dataType": "notification",
        "valueType": "enumeration",
        "value": "LOCKED"
      },
      {
        "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/ens5fx/master",
        "dataType": "metric",
        "valueType": "decimal64.3",
        "value": "29"
      }
    ]
  }
}
Example os-clock-sync-state API response
{
  "specversion": "0.3",
  "id": "4f51fe99-feaa-4e66-9112-66c5c9b9afcb",
  "source": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/sync-status/os-clock-sync-state",
  "type": "event.sync.sync-status.os-clock-sync-state-change",
  "subject": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/sync-status/os-clock-sync-state",
  "datacontenttype": "application/json",
  "time": "2022-11-29T17:44:22.202Z",
  "data": {
    "version": "v1",
    "values": [
      {
        "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/CLOCK_REALTIME",
        "dataType": "notification",
        "valueType": "enumeration",
        "value": "LOCKED"
      },
      {
        "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/CLOCK_REALTIME",
        "dataType": "metric",
        "valueType": "decimal64.3",
        "value": "27"
      }
    ]
  }
}
Example ptp-clock-class-change API response
{
  "id": "064c9e67-5ad4-4afb-98ff-189c6aa9c205",
  "type": "event.sync.ptp-status.ptp-clock-class-change",
  "source": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/ptp-status/ptp-clock-class-change",
  "dataContentType": "application/json",
  "time": "2023-01-10T02:41:56.785673989Z",
  "data": {
    "version": "v1",
    "values": [
      {
        "resource": "/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/ens5fx/master",
        "dataType": "metric",
        "valueType": "decimal64.3",
        "value": "165"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Monitoring PTP fast event metrics

You can monitor PTP fast events metrics from cluster nodes where the linuxptp-daemon is running. You can also monitor PTP fast event metrics in the OKD web console by using the preconfigured and self-updating Prometheus monitoring stack.

Prerequisites
  • Install the OKD CLI oc.

  • Log in as a user with cluster-admin privileges.

  • Install and configure the PTP Operator on a node with PTP-capable hardware.

Procedure
  1. Start a debug pod for the node by running the following command:

    $ oc debug node/<node_name>
  2. Check for PTP metrics exposed by the linuxptp-daemon container. For example, run the following command:

    sh-4.4# curl http://localhost:9091/metrics
    Example output
    # HELP cne_api_events_published Metric to get number of events published by the rest api
    # TYPE cne_api_events_published gauge
    cne_api_events_published{address="/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/gnss-status/gnss-sync-status",status="success"} 1
    cne_api_events_published{address="/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/ptp-status/lock-state",status="success"} 94
    cne_api_events_published{address="/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/ptp-status/ptp-clock-class-change",status="success"} 18
    cne_api_events_published{address="/cluster/node/compute-1.example.com/sync/sync-status/os-clock-sync-state",status="success"} 27
  3. To view the PTP event in the OKD web console, copy the name of the PTP metric you want to query, for example, openshift_ptp_offset_ns.

  4. In the OKD web console, click ObserveMetrics.

  5. Paste the PTP metric name into the Expression field, and click Run queries.

Additional resources

PTP fast event metrics reference

The following table describes the PTP fast events metrics that are available from cluster nodes where the linuxptp-daemon service is running.

Some of the following metrics are applicable for PTP grandmaster clocks (T-GM) only.

Table 4. PTP fast event metrics
Metric Description Example

openshift_ptp_clock_class

Returns the PTP clock class for the interface. Possible values for PTP clock class are 6 (LOCKED), 7 (PRC UNLOCKED IN-SPEC), 52 (PRC UNLOCKED OUT-OF-SPEC), 187 (PRC UNLOCKED OUT-OF-SPEC), 135 (T-BC HOLDOVER IN-SPEC), 165 (T-BC HOLDOVER OUT-OF-SPEC), 248 (DEFAULT), or 255 (SLAVE ONLY CLOCK). Applicable to T-GM clocks only.

{node="compute-1.example.com",process="ptp4l"} 6

openshift_ptp_clock_state

Returns the current PTP clock state for the interface. Possible values for PTP clock state are FREERUN, LOCKED, or HOLDOVER.

{iface="CLOCK_REALTIME", node="compute-1.example.com", process="phc2sys"} 1

openshift_ptp_delay_ns

Returns the delay in nanoseconds between the primary clock sending the timing packet and the secondary clock receiving the timing packet.

{from="master", iface="ens2fx", node="compute-1.example.com", process="ts2phc"} 0

openshift_ptp_frequency_adjustment_ns

Returns the frequency adjustment in nanoseconds between 2 PTP clocks. For example, between the upstream clock and the NIC, between the system clock and the NIC, or between the PTP hardware clock (phc) and the NIC. Applicable to T-GM clocks only.

{from="phc", iface="CLOCK_REALTIME", node="compute-1.example.com", process="phc2sys"} -6768

openshift_ptp_frequency_status

Returns the current status of the digital phase-locked loop (DPLL) frequency for the NIC. Possible values are -1 (UNKNOWN), 0 (INVALID), 1 (FREERUN), 2 (LOCKED), 3 (LOCKED_HO_ACQ), or 4 (HOLDOVER).

{from="dpll",iface="ens2fx",node="compute-1.example.com",process="dpll"} 3

openshift_ptp_phase_status

Returns the status of the DPLL phase for the NIC. Possible values are -1 (UNKNOWN), 0 (INVALID), 1 (FREERUN), 2 (LOCKED), 3 (LOCKED_HO_ACQ), or 4 (HOLDOVER).

{from="dpll",iface="ens2fx",node="compute-1.example.com",process="dpll"} 3

openshift_ptp_interface_role

Returns the configured PTP clock role for the interface. Possible values are 0 (PASSIVE), 1 (SLAVE), 2 (MASTER), 3 (FAULTY), 4 (UNKNOWN), or 5 (LISTENING).

{iface="ens2f0", node="compute-1.example.com", process="ptp4l"} 2

openshift_ptp_max_offset_ns

Returns the maximum offset in nanoseconds between 2 clocks or interfaces. For example, between the upstream GNSS clock and the NIC (ts2phc), or between the PTP hardware clock (phc) and the system clock (phc2sys). Applicable to T-GM clocks only.

{from="master", iface="ens2fx", node="compute-1.example.com", process="ts2phc"} 1.038099569e+09

openshift_ptp_offset_ns

Returns the offset in nanoseconds between the DPLL clock or the GNSS clock source and the NIC hardware clock. Applicable to T-GM clocks only.

{from="phc", iface="CLOCK_REALTIME", node="compute-1.example.com", process="phc2sys"} -9

openshift_ptp_process_restart_count

Returns a count of the number of times the ptp4l process was restarted.

{config="ptp4l.0.config", node="compute-1.example.com",process="phc2sys"} 1

openshift_ptp_process_status

Returns a status code that shows whether the PTP process is running or not.

{config="ptp4l.0.config", node="compute-1.example.com",process="phc2sys"} 1

openshift_ptp_threshold

Returns values for HoldOverTimeout, MaxOffsetThreshold, and MinOffsetThreshold.

  • holdOverTimeout is the time value in seconds before the PTP clock event state changes to FREERUN when the PTP master clock is disconnected.

  • maxOffsetThreshold and minOffsetThreshold are offset values in nanoseconds that compare against the values for CLOCK_REALTIME (phc2sys) or master offset (ptp4l) values that you configure in the PtpConfig CR for the NIC.

{node="compute-1.example.com", profile="grandmaster", threshold="HoldOverTimeout"} 5

openshift_ptp_pps_status

Returns the current status of the NIC 1PPS connection. You use the 1PPS connection to synchronize timing between connected NICs. Possible values are 0 (UNAVAILABLE) and 1 (AVAILABLE).

{from="dpll",iface="ens2fx",node="compute-1.example.com",process="dpll"} 1

openshift_ptp_nmea_status

Returns the current status of the NMEA connection. NMEA is the protocol that is used for 1PPS NIC connections. Possible values are 0 (UNAVAILABLE) and 1 (AVAILABLE).

{iface="ens2fx",node="compute-1.example.com",process="ts2phc"} 1

openshift_ptp_gnss_status

Returns the current status of the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) connection. GNSS provides satellite-based positioning, navigation, and timing services globally. Possible values are 0 (NOFIX), 1 (DEAD RECKONING ONLY), 2 (2D-FIX), 3 (3D-FIX), 4 (GPS+DEAD RECKONING FIX), 5, (TIME ONLY FIX).

{from="gnss",iface="ens2fx",node="compute-1.example.com",process="gnss"} 3