Host process list 🔗
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
ps commands on *nix
systems. The output format is a special base64-encoded event that
appears under the Infrastructure view for a specific host. Historical
process information is not retained on Splunk Observability Cloud.
This integration is available on Linux and Windows.
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:
receivers: smartagent/processlist: type: processlist ... # Additional config
Next, add the monitor to the
section of your configuration file. The following example shows how to
logs pipeline using the required
service: pipelines: logs/signalfx: receivers: [signalfx, smartagent/processlist] exporters: [signalfx] processors: [memory_limiter, batch, resourcedetection]
The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector does not do any built-in filtering of metrics for this monitor.
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.
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