Memory usage 🔗
To collect memory utilization metrics only, use the native OTel component Host metrics receiver.
On Linux hosts, this monitor type relies on the
/proc file system.
If the underlying host’s
/proc file system is mounted somewhere
/proc, set the path using the top-level configuration
procPath, as shown in the following example:
This integration is only available on Kubernetes and Linux.
After you configure the integration, you can access these features:
View metrics. You can create your own custom dashboards, and most monitors provide built-in dashboards as well. For information about dashboards, see View dashboards in Splunk Observability Cloud.
View a data-driven visualization of the physical servers, virtual machines, AWS instances, and other resources in your environment that are visible to Infrastructure Monitoring. For information about navigators, see Use navigators in Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring.
Access the Metric Finder and search for metrics sent by the monitor. For information, see Search the Metric Finder and Metadata catalog.
Follow these steps to deploy this integration:
To use this integration of a Smart Agent monitor with the Collector:
Include the Smart Agent receiver in your configuration file.
Add the monitor type to the Collector configuration, both in the receiver and pipelines sections.
See how to Use Smart Agent monitors with the Collector
See how to set up the Smart Agent receiver
Learn about config options in Collector default configuration
To activate this integration, add the following to your Collector configuration:
monitors: smartagent/collectd/memory: type: collectd/memory ... # Additional config
Next, add the monitor to the
section of your configuration file:
service: pipelines: metrics: receivers: [smartagent/memory]
The following metrics are available for this integration:
To learn more about the available in Observability Cloud see Metric types
In host-based subscription plans, default metrics are those metrics included in host-based subscriptions in 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
extraMetricsin Add additional metrics
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