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Network interface I/O πŸ”—

Description πŸ”—

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

This monitor reports I/O metrics about network interfaces.

Installation πŸ”—

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 Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector to your host or container platform.

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

Configuration πŸ”—

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

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

Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector πŸ”—

If you are using the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector and want to collect network interface I/O and TCP connection metrics, use the Host metrics receiver.

Smart Agent πŸ”—

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

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

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

Configuration settings πŸ”—

The following table shows the configuration options for the net-io monitor:

Option

Required

Type

Description

interfaces

no

list of strings

The network interfaces to send metrics about. This is an overridable set. (default: `[* !/^lo\d*$/ !/^docker.*/ !/^t(un

On Linux hosts, this monitor relies on the /proc filesystem. If the underlying host’s /proc file system is mounted somewhere other than /proc, specify the path using the top-level configuration procPath, as shown in the following example:

procPath: /proc
monitors:
 - type: net-io

Metrics πŸ”—

The following metrics are available for this integration:

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