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Host process load 🔗

Description 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector provides this integration as the load monitor via the Smart Agent Receiver.

load monitors process load on the host. Process load is the average number of running or waiting processes over a certain time period (1, 5, and 15 minutes).

This monitor is only available on Linux.

See signalfx-agent/pkg/monitors/load/ for the monitor source.

Installation 🔗

This monitor is available in the SignalFx Smart Agent Receiver, which is part of the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector.

To install this integration:

  1. Deploy the OpenTelemetry Collector to your host or container platform.

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

Configuration 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector allows embedding a Smart Agent monitor configuration in an associated Smart Agent Receiver instance.

Note: Providing a load monitor entry in your Smart Agent or Collector configuration is required for its use. Use the appropriate form for your agent type.

Smart Agent 🔗

To activate this monitor in the Smart Agent, add the following to your agent configuration:

monitors:  # All monitor config goes under this key
  - type: load
    ...  # Additional config

See Smart Agent example configuration for an autogenerated example of a YAML configuration file, with default values where applicable.

Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector 🔗

If you are using the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector and want to collect CPU load metrics, use the Host Metrics Receiver.

Configuration settings 🔗

The following table shows the configuration options for this monitor:

Option Required Type Description
perCPU no bool (default: false)

Metrics 🔗

These are the metrics available for this integration.