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Collectd uptime 🔗

Description 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector provides this integration as the collectd/uptime monitor type by using the SignalFx Smart Agent Receiver.

Use this integration to send a single metric of the total number of seconds the host has been up, using the collectd uptime plugin.

Benefits 🔗

After you configure the integration, you can access these features:

  • View metrics using the built-in dashboard. For information about dashboards, see View dashboards in Observability Cloud.

  • View a data-driven visualization of the physical servers, virtual machines, AWS instances, and other resources in your environment that are visible to Infrastructure Monitoring. For information about navigators, see Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring navigators.

  • Access Metric Finder and search for metrics sent by the monitor. For information about Metric Finder, see Use the Metric Finder.

Installation 🔗

Follow these steps to deploy this integration:

  1. Deploy the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector to your host or container platform:

  2. Configure the monitor, as described in the Configuration section.

  3. Restart the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector.

Configuration 🔗

This monitor type is available in the Smart Agent Receiver, which is part of the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector. You can use existing Smart Agent monitors as OpenTelemetry Collector metric receivers with the Smart Agent Receiver.

This monitor type requires a properly configured environment on your system in which you’ve installed a functional Smart Agent release bundle. The Collector provides this bundle in the installation paths for x86_64/amd64.

To activate this monitor type in the Collector, add the following lines to your configuration (YAML) file:

receivers:
  smartagent/collectd/uptime:
    type: collectd/uptime
    ... # Additional config

To complete the integration, include the Smart Agent receiver using this monitor in a metrics pipeline. To do this, add the receiver to the service > pipelines > metrics > receivers section of your configuration file.

service:
  pipelines:
    metrics:
      receivers: [smartagent/collectd/uptime]

Metrics 🔗

The following metrics are available for this integration.

Troubleshooting 🔗

If you are not able to see your data in Splunk Observability Cloud, try these tips:

To learn about even more support options, see Splunk Customer Success.