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Monitoring Processes using metrics and SAI

Path Finder

Is it possible to monitor whether processes are running using metrics data and SAI ?

I want to push out a config via UF to say monitor these X processes - and alert should any of them stop ?

gratzi

... also - i have a single UF reporting to Splunk - my SAI "Overview" dashboard - looks like this (last 15 mins)

UPTIME(h:m:s) 
top 10547   root    0   0.2 00: 00: 00 
top 10817   root    0   0.2 00: 00: 00
top 11789   root    0   0.2 00: 00: 00
top 13036   root    0   0.2 00: 00: 00
top 14295   root    0   0.2 00: 00: 00
top 17779   root    0   0.1 4+18: 58: 48

What is this telling me - i only have one instance of top running - which shows as 4days+ - where are all the other pids coming from?

ps -ef | grep -i top
root     17779 24995  0 Feb21 pts/1    00:03:02 top
root     30528 26798  0 12:27 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto -i top
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Re: Monitoring Processes using metrics and SAI

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Are you using SAI's collectd processmon plugin?

How are you getting those process data?

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Re: Monitoring Processes using metrics and SAI

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

All the other ids are for the top processes that you might have started for a short time in the past and stopped..

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Re: Monitoring Processes using metrics and SAI

Path Finder

With this app:

No collectd req
https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/4856/

Why would it show processes started in the past over a 15m window ?

Gratzi.

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Re: Monitoring Processes using metrics and SAI

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The Overview dashboard for process looks only last 5 minutes for all the metrics.

You can also look into "Analysis" page to see the graphs for the process metrics. Here you can also split by dimensions like pid, process_name etc.. and set alerts as well.

Right now, you cannot set alert on SAI for process stopped/not running. Alerts won't fire when data stop coming for a particular process.

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