One requirement is monitoring the Status of Services/processes running in operating systems. Using Splunk ITSI is there a way to do provide the necessary data input to display as an ITSI monitored icon?
The key point here is that ITSI works entirely off numeric values and with this in mind if your script or routine returns a numeric value it can be used in ITSI's dashboard.
So a quick google search turns up the utility sc on windows to query services and their running status
without arguments it returns a list of services and details about them including their current state. The state contains a numeric value that you could extract and use in ITSI. In this example a running service is showing 4 and a stopped service is showing 1. You can then assign a threshold for your KPI where above 3 is started / green and below 2 is failed and stopped. Anything in between could be orange where the service is either starting up or stopping.
DISPLAYNAME: Windows Update
TYPE : 20 WIN32SHAREPROCESS
STATE : 4 RUNNING
(STOPPABLE, NOTPAUSABLE, ACCEPTSPRESHUTDOWN)
WIN32EXITCODE : 0 (0x0)
SERVICEEXITCODE : 0 (0x0)
CHECKPOINT : 0x0
WAIT_HINT : 0x0
For processes in windows you have "tasklist" so if the process is present in the list it has a 1 and if not a 0.
For linux you can also use the process table to check if it is running [ps -eaf] and most services in linux have a status command so although painful you could run it for each service you need to check. Again you need to select for a numeric criteria and based on this criteria generate a number that can be passed to ITSI.