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OPcache 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector uses the Smart Agent receiver with the collectd/opcache monitor type to retrieve metrics from OPcache using the opcache_get_status() function, which improves PHP performance by storing precompiled script bytecode in shared memory.

This integration is available on Kubernetes and 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.

PHP setup 🔗

Install the following PHP script on your PHP web server:

<?php
header('Content-Type: application/json');
$status=opcache_get_status();
echo json_encode($status,JSON_PRETTY_PRINT);

The following is an example using NGINX:

location ~ /monitoring/.*\.php$ {
    #access_log off;
    allow 127.0.0.1;
    allow ::1;
    deny all;
    include fastcgi_params;
    fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.*)$;
    fastcgi_param  PHP_ADMIN_VALUE "open_basedir=/var/log:/usr/bin:/srv/http/monitoring";
    fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
    fastcgi_pass php-handler;
}

Put the opcache_stat.php script in /srv/http/monitoring and run the following command:

curl http://localhost/monitoring/opcache_stat.php
{
"opcache_enabled": true,
"cache_full": false,
"restart_pending": false,
"restart_in_progress": false,
"memory_usage": {
    "used_memory": 82614848,
    "free_memory": 183437232,
    "wasted_memory": 2383376,
    "current_wasted_percentage": 0.88787674903869629
},
#...

Configuration 🔗

To use this integration of a Smart Agent monitor with the Collector:

  1. Include the Smart Agent receiver in your configuration file.

  2. Add the monitor type to the Collector configuration, both in the receiver and pipelines sections.

Example 🔗

To activate this integration, add the following to your Collector configuration:

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

Next, add the monitor to the service.pipelines.metrics.receivers section of your configuration file:

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

Example: Configure an endpoint 🔗

If the status script results in an endpoint other than /opcache_stat.php, use the path configuration option as in the following example:

monitors:
 - type: collectd/opcache
   host: localhost
   port: 80
   path: "/opcache"

You can also define the full URL using the url configuration option, as shown in the following example:

monitors:
 - type: collectd/opcache
   host: localhost
   port: 80
   useHTTPS: true
   url: "http://{{.host}}:{{.port}}/opcache"
   # useHTTPS is ignored.

Configuration settings 🔗

The following table shows the configuration options for this monitor:

Option

Required

Type

Description

host

No

string

Host name of the web server. For example, 127.0.0.1.

port

No

integer

Port number of the web server. For example, 80. The default

value is 0.

useHTTPS

No

bool

If true, the monitor uses an HTTPS connection. The default value

is false.

path

No

string

Path of the scrape URL for the OPcache script. The default value

is /opcache_stat.php.

url

No

string

Either a final URL or a Go template populated with the host,

port, and path values.

name

No

string

Name of the monitor. Sent as the plugin_instance dimension.

Metrics 🔗

Notes 🔗

  • To learn more about the available in Splunk Observability Cloud see Metric types

  • In host-based subscription plans, default metrics are those metrics included in host-based subscriptions in Splunk Observability Cloud, such as host, container, or bundled metrics. Custom metrics are not provided by default and might be subject to charges. See Metric categories for more information.

  • In MTS-based subscription plans, all metrics are custom.

  • To add additional metrics, see how to configure extraMetrics in Add additional metrics

Troubleshooting 🔗

If you are a Splunk Observability Cloud customer and are not able to see your data in Splunk Observability Cloud, you can get help in the following ways.

Available to Splunk Observability Cloud customers

Available to prospective customers and free trial users

  • Ask a question and get answers through community support at Splunk Answers .

  • Join the Splunk #observability user group Slack channel to communicate with customers, partners, and Splunk employees worldwide. To join, see Chat groups in the Get Started with Splunk Community manual.

This page was last updated on May 29, 2024.