Ingesting Application Metrics in Splunk Observability Cloud

This 4.5-hour virtual module, targeted towards developers and DevOps, focuses on creating custom metrics to monitor your applications/services with Splunk IM. Learn to instrument applications/services to send in custom metrics that characterize the application of service. Define relevant metadata for your metrics to let you find, filter and aggregate the metrics that you want to chart or alert on. Create charts and custom dashboards to visualize these custom metrics. Create detectors to monitor the metrics to alert when there are any issues with the application or service. This module assumes that you have completed the Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring Fundamentals module. Learn the concepts and apply the knowledge through discussions and hands-on activities.

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Course Objectives

  • Setting the foundation
  • Send application Metrics
  • Manage metadata
  • Visualize and alert on application metrics

Outline: Ingesting Application Metrics in Splunk IM (IAMSIM)

Topic 1 – Setting the Foundation

  • Identify components of the Splunk IM data model
  • Discuss the use case for sending in application metrics
  • Distinguish between authentication tokens

Topic 2 – Ingesting Metrics in Splunk IM

  • Send datapoints using the REST API
  • Send metrics from your application using a Client library
  • Use the backfill API

Topic 3 – Sending Custom Events to Splunk IM

  • Describe the Event object model
  • Send custom events

Topic 4 – Managing Metadata

  • Use the API to query for metrics, dimensions, properties and tags
  • Define properties, tags on metrics and dimensions
  • Modify properties and tags on metrics and dimensions

Topic 5 – Visualize and Alert on Custom Metrics

  • Create custom dashboard groups and dashboards
  • Add charts to dashboards
  • Create detectors to monitor application metrics