Host process 🔗
The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector provides this integration as the host process monitor via the Smart Agent Receiver.
This monitor gathers information about processes running on the host. See processes for the monitor source.
To install this integration:
Deploy the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector to your host or container platform.
Configure the monitor, as described in the next section.
The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector allows embedding a Smart Agent monitor configuration in an associated Smart Agent Receiver instance.
Note: Providing a host process 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: collectd/processes ... # 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 metrics about processes running on a host, use the Host Metrics Receiver.
Configuration settings 🔗
The following table shows the configuration options for the host process monitor:
||A list of process names to match|
||A map with keys specifying the
||Collects metrics on the number of context switches made by the process (default:
||(Deprecated) Set the agent configuration
These are the metrics available for this integration.