Process Metrics
Process input plugin allows you to check how healthy a process is. It does so by performing a service check at every certain interval of time specified by the user.
The Process metrics plugin creates metrics that are log-based (I.e. JSON payload). If you are looking for Prometheus-based metrics please see the Node Exporter Metrics input plugin.

Configuration Parameters

The plugin supports the following configuration parameters:
Key
Description
Proc_Name
Name of the target Process to check.
Interval_Sec
Interval in seconds between the service checks. Default value is 1.
Interval_Nsec
Specify a nanoseconds interval for service checks, it works in conjunction with the Interval_Sec configuration key. Default value is 0.
Alert
If enabled, it will only generate messages if the target process is down. By default this option is disabled.
Fd
If enabled, a number of fd is appended to each records. Default value is true.
Mem
If enabled, memory usage of the process is appended to each records. Default value is true.

Getting Started

In order to start performing the checks, you can run the plugin from the command line or through the configuration file:
The following example will check the health of crond process.
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$ fluent-bit -i proc -p proc_name=crond -o stdout
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Configuration File

In your main configuration file append the following Input & Output sections:
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[INPUT]
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Name proc
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Proc_Name crond
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Interval_Sec 1
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Interval_NSec 0
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Fd true
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Mem true
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[OUTPUT]
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Name stdout
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Match *
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Testing

Once Fluent Bit is running, you will see the health of process:
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$ fluent-bit -i proc -p proc_name=fluent-bit -o stdout
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Fluent Bit v1.x.x
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* Copyright (C) 2019-2020 The Fluent Bit Authors
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* Copyright (C) 2015-2018 Treasure Data
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* Fluent Bit is a CNCF sub-project under the umbrella of Fluentd
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* https://fluentbit.io
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[2017/01/30 21:44:56] [ info] [engine] started
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[0] proc.0: [1485780297, {"alive"=>true, "proc_name"=>"fluent-bit", "pid"=>10964, "mem.VmPeak"=>14740000, "mem.VmSize"=>14740000, "mem.VmLck"=>0, "mem.VmHWM"=>1120000, "mem.VmRSS"=>1120000, "mem.VmData"=>2276000, "mem.VmStk"=>88000, "mem.VmExe"=>1768000, "mem.VmLib"=>2328000, "mem.VmPTE"=>68000, "mem.VmSwap"=>0, "fd"=>18}]
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[1] proc.0: [1485780298, {"alive"=>true, "proc_name"=>"fluent-bit", "pid"=>10964, "mem.VmPeak"=>14740000, "mem.VmSize"=>14740000, "mem.VmLck"=>0, "mem.VmHWM"=>1148000, "mem.VmRSS"=>1148000, "mem.VmData"=>2276000, "mem.VmStk"=>88000, "mem.VmExe"=>1768000, "mem.VmLib"=>2328000, "mem.VmPTE"=>68000, "mem.VmSwap"=>0, "fd"=>18}]
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[2] proc.0: [1485780299, {"alive"=>true, "proc_name"=>"fluent-bit", "pid"=>10964, "mem.VmPeak"=>14740000, "mem.VmSize"=>14740000, "mem.VmLck"=>0, "mem.VmHWM"=>1152000, "mem.VmRSS"=>1148000, "mem.VmData"=>2276000, "mem.VmStk"=>88000, "mem.VmExe"=>1768000, "mem.VmLib"=>2328000, "mem.VmPTE"=>68000, "mem.VmSwap"=>0, "fd"=>18}]
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[3] proc.0: [1485780300, {"alive"=>true, "proc_name"=>"fluent-bit", "pid"=>10964, "mem.VmPeak"=>14740000, "mem.VmSize"=>14740000, "mem.VmLck"=>0, "mem.VmHWM"=>1152000, "mem.VmRSS"=>1148000, "mem.VmData"=>2276000, "mem.VmStk"=>88000, "mem.VmExe"=>1768000, "mem.VmLib"=>2328000, "mem.VmPTE"=>68000, "mem.VmSwap"=>0, "fd"=>18}]
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