Drop all system event

I just want to monitor user processed using metricbeat

currently it is giving me all the system process as well like kworker, systemd etc...

how do I drop them? I think drop_event in system.yml file needs to be set. but I do not understand it correctly.

Have you tried using the processes setting of the system/process metricset? https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/beats/metricbeat/6.8/metricbeat-metricset-system-process.html#_configuration_10

there is no exclude event or drop event on that document page

Right, I was thinking you could use the processes setting to define the list of user processes you are interested in monitoring, unless you want to monitor all user processes?

No I want to do it other way around. I want to grab everything from system which is not user = root

Got it, thanks.

If you look at the event produced by the system/process metricset (example event is shown on https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/beats/metricbeat/current/metricbeat-metricset-system-process.html), you'll see that there's a user.name field in the event. You can then use the drop_event processor to drop events with user.name equal to root: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/beats/metricbeat/current/drop-event.html.

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Perfect. worked

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