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Host process list πŸ”—

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector uses the Smart Agent receiver with the processlist monitor type to report the running processes for a host, similar to the output of the top or ps commands on *nix systems. The output format is a special base64-encoded event that appears under the Infrastructure view for a specific host.

After you turn this integration on, you’ll be able to monitor host metrics in Splunk Observability Cloud. Learn how at Monitor hosts. Splunk Observability Cloud doesn’t retain historical process information.

This integration is available on Linux and Windows.

Benefits πŸ”—

After you configure the integration, you can access these features:

Installation πŸ”—

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.

Configuration πŸ”—

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 πŸ”—

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

receivers:
  smartagent/processlist:
    type: processlist
    ...  # Additional config

Next, add the monitor to the service.pipelines.metrics.receivers section of your configuration file. The following example shows how to configure the logs pipeline using the required signalfx exporter:

service:
  pipelines:
    logs/signalfx:
      receivers: [signalfx, smartagent/processlist]
      exporters: [signalfx]
      processors: [memory_limiter, batch, resourcedetection]

Metrics πŸ”—

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector does not do any built-in filtering of metrics for this monitor.

Troubleshooting πŸ”—

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.

To learn about even more support options, see Splunk Customer Success .