Operating System

Status: Experimental

type: os

Description: The operating system (OS) on which the process represented by this resource is running.

In case of virtualized environments, this is the operating system as it is observed by the process, i.e., the virtualized guest rather than the underlying host.

AttributeTypeDescriptionExamplesRequired
os.typestringThe operating system type.windowsYes
os.descriptionstringHuman readable (not intended to be parsed) OS version information, like e.g. reported by ver or lsb_release -a commands.Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.778]; Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTSNo
os.namestringHuman readable operating system name.iOS; Android; UbuntuNo
os.versionstringThe version string of the operating system as defined in Version Attributes.14.2.1; 18.04.1No

os.type has the following list of well-known values. If one of them applies, then the respective value MUST be used, otherwise a custom value MAY be used.

ValueDescription
windowsMicrosoft Windows
linuxLinux
darwinApple Darwin
freebsdFreeBSD
netbsdNetBSD
openbsdOpenBSD
dragonflybsdDragonFly BSD
hpuxHP-UX (Hewlett Packard Unix)
aixAIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive)
solarisSunOS, Oracle Solaris
z_osIBM z/OS