Splunk Synthetic Monitoring’s robust Monitoring and Optimization APIs allow our customers to make the most of their data.

While many of our customers are familiar with our API, there are some features which might not be as well known. In this article, I’m going to outline three awesome features of the Monitoring API that help users maximize Splunk Synthetic Monitoring.

This article on our Knowledge Base breaks down how Splunk Synthetic Monitoring rolls up data and is the first place you should start. 

 

Tip 1: Pull Your Data Into Google Sheets

There is the option to write query strings that call the API, but what if you’re not very familiar with APIs? Or you are looking for a quick and easy way to collect your run data?

We wanted to make it as easy as possible to use the API, so we built a script for Google sheets that allows you to easily populate data from the API into a spreadsheet.This script is  publicly hosted on Github, here: https://github.com/Rigor/LoadTimesTool.

You can also learn more about using this script on our blog, or by watching this handy video:

*Please note that this is not an official Splunk Synthetic Monitoring product and so not regularly maintained

Tip 2: Pull Performance KPIs

Based on customer feedback, we added a slew of new metrics that you can report on both in-app and via API. As a result, another great use for the Monitoring API is to pull reporting data, like our new Performance KPIs!

To see a full list of available metrics, such as Speed Index and Visually Complete, click here.

You can access the API endpoint here and here’s a video on how to use it to pull data on Performance KPIs:

 

Tip 3: Create Real Browser Checks

Sometimes, you may need to create a lot of checks at once. If you want to do so without having to log in to the app and manually add each one, this feature will be useful because, based on popular customer demand, you can now create Real Browser checks via the Monitoring API!

You can access the API endpoint here and here’s a video on how to use it:

We hope that this introduction to the Splunk Synthetic Monitoring Monitoring API is helpful and encourages you to use it more. If you found these pro-tips useful, then see this blog on five features you can leverage to make the most of Splunk Synthetic Monitoring. As always, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Support team at support@rigor.com or via our in-app chat. 

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