You can turn on the NETCONF tracing facility in ConfD to help debug interactions with NETCONF clients such as ODL. The confd.conf configuration parameter to use is as follows:
/confdConfig/logs/netconfTraceLog - container element
netconfTraceLog is a log for understanding and troubleshooting NETCONF protocol interactions. When this log is enabled, all NETCONF traffic to and from ConfD is stored to a file. By default, all XML is pretty-printed. This will slow down the NETCONF server, so be careful when enabling this log. This log is not rotated, i.e. use logrotate(8).
An example specification of this parameter is as follows: