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Host process load 🔗

Description 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector provides this integration as the load monitor type by using the SignalFx Smart Agent Receiver. If you want to collect CPU load metrics, use the Host metrics receiver instead of this monitor type.

Use this integration to monitor process load on the host. The process load is defined as the number of runnable tasks in the run queue and is provided by many operating systems as a 1, 5, or 15 minute average.

This integration is only available on Linux.

Benefits 🔗

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

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/load:
    type: collectd/load
    ...  # Additional config

To complete the integration, include the monitor type in a metrics pipeline. Add the monitor item to the service/pipelines/metrics/receivers section of your configuration file. For example:

service:
 pipelines:
   metrics:
     receivers: [smartagent/load]

Configuration options 🔗

The following table shows the configuration options for this monitor type:

Option

Required

Type

Description

perCPU

no

bool

The default value is false.

Metrics 🔗

The following metrics are available for this integration:

Get help 🔗

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