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How to configure the universal forwarder to collect System Properties on a Windows Server?

jrhoads
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How can I configure the universal forwarder to collect the hosts system properties?

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maciep
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You should be able to use wmi.conf to query whatever WMI classes you'd like (win32_computersystem, win32_operatingsystem, etc).

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jrhoads
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If I search the link provided and search for the win32_* items mentioned there is no reference found. Are there example configurations for System Assigned Ram, etc?

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maciep
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if you look in the example conf file at the bottom of that page, specifically at the wql settings, you should see how to query wmi. For example:

[WMI:LocalPhysicalDisk]
interval = 1
wql = select Name, DiskBytesPerSec, PercentDiskReadTime, PercentDiskWriteTime, PercentDiskTime from Win32_PerfFormattedData_PerfDisk_PhysicalDisk
disabled = 0
index = wmi_perfmon

If you need to know where in WMI to find the data you want, that's probably going to be all google. For example, the win32_computersystem class has a field for TotalPhysicalMemory. And the win32_physicalmemory class has a field called capacity.

I guess another option is to see if the add-on for windows would work for you too. Maybe that would be easier?

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