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Application and Process Startup Metrics

Process Startup

uberAgent collects metrics for each application or process that is being launched like startup duration, IOPS during startup as well as if the process was started with admin privileges.

Note: as with all other metrics process startup duration is recorded automatically without requiring any configuration.
uberAgent optionally only shows new processes never seen before.

Note: processes are auto-grouped into applications, i.e. the application name is determined automatically without requiring any configuration. Information on how this works are available here.

If the configuration setting EnableExtendedInfo is enabled, uberAgent also collects metrics like the full path to the process executable in the file system as well the full commandline the process was launched with.

Details

  • Source type: uberAgent:Process:ProcessStartup
  • Used in dashboards: Application Startup, Process Startup, Single Application Detail, Analyze data over time
  • Enabled through configuration setting: ProcessStartup
  • Related configuration settings: [ProcessStartupSettings], ProcessStartupDurationWaitIntervalOverride

List of Fields in the Raw Agent Data

Field Description Data type Unit Example
ProcName Process name String chrome.exe
ProcUser Process user String Domain\JohnDoe
StartupTimeMs Startup time duration Number ms 300
StartupIOPS Startup I/O operations per second Number 150
AppId Associated application ID. Used by uberAgent to lookup application names and populate field AppName. String GglChrm
ProcID Process ID Number 456
ProcParentID Parent process ID Number 789
SessionID Unique identifier that is generated by the machine when the session is created.
Will be reassigned to other sessions after logoff.
Number 3
ProcGUID Unique identifier that is generated by uberAgent when the process is started String 00000000-ebe5-469c-63ae-f5a1de28d401
SessionGUID Unique identifier that is generated by uberAgent when the session is created.
Valid for this session only.
String 00000002-f295-9109-e7c7-c964011dd401
ProcParentName Parent process name String powershell.exe
ProcPath Full path to the process executable in the file system String C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe
ProcCmdline Full commandline the process was launched with String C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe –url http://vastlimits.com
IsElevated Indicates if the process was started elevated (admin rights) String C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
AppVersion Associated application version String 67.0.3396.99

The following fields are empty unless EnableExtendedInfo is set to true: ProcID, ProcParentID, SessionID, ProcGUID, SessionGUID, ProcParentName, ProcPath, ProcCmdline

List of Calculated Fields

Field Description Data type Unit Example Where available
User Content of field ProcUser String Domain\JohnDoe Splunk data model
StartupTimeS Startup time duration Number s 0.3 Splunk data model
StartupIOCount StartupIOPS * StartupTimeMs / 1000 Number 45 Splunk data model
AppName Associated application name String Google Chrome Splunk data model, Splunk SPL