Examine Osquery resultsedit

Osquery provides relevant, timely data that you can use to better understand and monitor your environment. When you run queries, results are indexed and displayed the Results table, which you can filter, sort, and interact with.

Results tableedit

The Results table displays results from single queries and query packs.

Single query resultsedit

Results for single queries appear on the Results tab. When you run a query, the number of agents queried and query status temporarily display in a status bar above the results table. Agent responses can be Successful, Not yet responded (pending), and Failed.

single query results

Query pack resultsedit

Results for each query in the pack appear in the Results tab. Click the expand icon (Click markdown icon) at the far right of each query row to display query results. The number of agents that were queried and their responses are shown for each query. Agent responses are color-coded. Green is Successful, Not yet responded (pending) is gray, and Failed is red.

pack query results

Investigate query resultsedit

From the results table, you can:

  • Click View in Discover (Click the View in Discover button) to explore the results in Discover.
  • Click View in Lens (Click the View in Lens button) to navigate to Lens, where you can use the drag-and-drop Lens editor to create visualizations.
  • Click Timeline (Click Timeline button) to investigate a single query result in Timeline or Add to timeline investigation to investigate all results. This option is only available for single query results.

    When you open all results in Timeline, the events in Timeline are filtered based on the action_ID generated by the Osquery query.

  • Click Add to Case (Click Add to Case button) to add the query results to a new or existing case. If you ran a live query from an alert, the alert and query results are added to the case as comments.

    If you add the results to a new case, you are prompted to specify the solution that you want the create the case within. Ensure you select the correct solution. From Elastic Security, you cannot access cases created in Observability or Stack Management.

    If you add the results to an existing case, you can select from cases that were created in any solution (Elastic Security, Observability, and Elastic Stack).

  • Click the view details icon (View details icon) to examine the query ID and statement.
  • View more information about the request, such as failures, by opening the Status tab.