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*nix data you can collect with collectd in ITSI

You can collect the following metrics data for *nix systems with collectd.

Default dimensions for *nix integrations

These are the default entity-identifying dimensions for each *nix host:

  • host
  • ip
  • kernel_version
  • entity_type

Source types for *nix integrations

These are the source types for metrics and log data:

Data type Source type
  • em_metrics
  • syslog
  • combined_access

Metrics data for *nix integrations

These are the metrics collectd collects for each *nix host:

Category Metric
  • cpu.idle
  • cpu.interrupt
  • cpu.nice
  • cpu.softirq
  • cpu.steal
  • cpu.system
  • cpu.user
  • cpu.wait
  • memory.buffered
  • memory.cached
  • memory.free
  • memory.slab_recl
  • memory.slab_unrecl
  • memory.used
  • df.free
  • df.reserved
  • df.used
  • load.longterm
  • load.midterm
  • load.shortterm
  • disk.io_time.io_time
  • disk.io_time.weighted_io_time
  • disk.merged.read
  • disk.merged.write
  • disk.octets.read
  • disk.octets.write
  • disk.ops.read
  • disk.ops.write
  • disk.pending_operations
  • disk.time.read
  • disk.time.write
  • interface.dropped.rx
  • interface.dropped.tx
  • interface.errors.rx
  • interface.errors.tx
  • interface.octets.rx
  • interface.octets.tx
  • interface.packets.rx
  • interface.packets.tx

Log data for *nix integrations

These are the logs a universal forwarder collects for each *nix host by default:

  • /etc/collectd/collectd.log
  • $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/*.log*
  • /var/log/syslog
  • /var/log/daemon.log
  • /var/log/auth.log
Last modified on 21 July, 2020
Unix and Linux integration requirements in ITSI for collectd
Collect *nix data in ITSI with the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® IT Service Intelligence: 4.6.0 Cloud only, 4.6.1 Cloud only, 4.6.2 Cloud only, 4.7.0, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8.0 Cloud only, 4.8.1 Cloud only, 4.9.0, 4.9.1, 4.9.2, 4.9.3, 4.9.4, 4.10.0 Cloud only, 4.10.1 Cloud only, 4.10.2 Cloud only

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