All Apps and Add-ons

How to search metrics index with mstats to aggregate by non metrics fields?

New Member

I am using Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux 8.2.0 and enabled metrics index to collect disk usage.

I can search the disk used percentage by below search but it is the average of all mount point.

| mstats avg(_value) where index=linux-os AND metric_name=df_metric.UsePct

If I only want to stats metrics for a specific mount point, it seems there is no way to do it with mstats command. Is there any other approach to do it by utlizing the metrics index fast performance?


By searching the raw data for the metrics index, 

| msearch index=linux-os | search sourcetype=df_metric

 the search result is like below which shows data was ingested in _json format and metrics are created in a separate metrics index. However, in metrics index, there is no way to differentiate by MountedOn field as it's not a "metrics".

{ [-]
   Filesystem: /dev/vda1
   MountedOn: /
   OS_name: Linux Server
   OS_version: 3
   Type: ext4
   entity_type: TA_Nix
   environment: dev   
   metric_name:df_metric.Avail_KB: 11035324
   metric_name:df_metric.Size_KB: 20509408
   metric_name:df_metric.UsePct: 44
   metric_name:df_metric.Used_KB: 8429164


Any thoughts or solution?

Labels (1)
0 Karma

New Member


didn't realize I can use by clause on the non-metrics field.

|mstats avg(_value) where index=linux-os AND metric_name=df_metric.UsePct by MountedOn | where MountedOn="/opt"



0 Karma
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

Splunk Security Content for Threat Detection & Response, Q1 Roundup

Join Principal Threat Researcher, Michael Haag, as he walks through:An introduction to the Splunk Threat ...

Splunk Life | Happy Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month, Splunk Community! 🌈 In the United States, as well as many countries around the ...

SplunkTrust | Where Are They Now - Michael Uschmann

The Background Five years ago, Splunk published several videos showcasing members of the SplunkTrust to share ...