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jackjack

05/24/2021, 5:34 PM
howdy channel 🙂 wonder what everyone is using to monitor the running status of osqueryd these days? cron? osqueryctl? launchtl? ps-aux? thank you
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seph

05/24/2021, 6:17 PM
Not to be snide, but what does monitoring mean? Something like launchd or systemd is going to aim to keep the local binary running, but isn’t really going to have visibility into it’s state. When I’m trying to monitor whether an agent is healthy, if I have a TLS server, I’m going to use that. Run a distributed query, or look at the last time it hit an endpoint, etc. If I’m trying to monitor for resource usage, I’m going to use a mix of traditional SRE/OPS tools, and I’m going to use osquery to introspect itself.
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jackjack

05/24/2021, 6:19 PM
fair question 🙂 I mean to make sure osqueryd is running.
I'm going to use osquery to introspect itself.
Can you elaborate a little more on how you use that? is it querying osquery_info table?
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seph

05/24/2021, 6:25 PM
Anything that’s running osquery as a daemon will make sure it’s running. None of them will make sure it’s working correctly. That’s much more nebulous
6:25 PM
If I was trying to diagnose a performance issue, I would look at
osquery_schedule
to see if any queries were amiss in cpu/ram