node_exporter in VyOS 1.4
So it turns out that if you want metrics from VyOS, your two options are SNMP or Telegraf (towards InfluxDB). SNMP is one of those things that has been around so long, you think its good, but really, its trash. Its a 1990s technology that is mostly singlethreaded and provides you very very fuzzy numbers. 5 min averages are not that useful in situations like today where clients plausibly have access to gigabit+ grades of connectivity.