Docs » Supported integrations in Splunk Observability Cloud » Configure application receivers for hosts and servers » Host processes

Host processes πŸ”—


If you’re using the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector and want to collect metrics about processes running on a host, use the native OTel component Host metrics receiver.

Configuration settings πŸ”—

The following table shows the configuration options for the host process monitor:







list of strings

A list of process names to match.



map of strings

A map with keys specifying the plugin_instance value to send

for regex values that match process names. See the example configuration.




Collects metrics on the number of context switches made by the

process. The default value is false.




(Deprecated) Set the agent configuration procPath instead of

this monitor configuration option. This option is useful for overriding the path to the proc file system if the agent is running in a container.

Metrics πŸ”—

Metrics produced by this receiver count towards the custom metric ingestion limit. See System limits for Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring

The following metrics are available for this integration:

Notes πŸ”—

  • 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 πŸ”—

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This page was last updated on May 29, 2024.