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Splunk Training + Certification

Ingesting Application Metrics in Splunk IM

Course Description

This 4.5-hour virtual course, 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 course assumes that you have completed the Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring Fundamentals course.

Learn the concepts and apply the knowledge through discussions and hands-on activities.

Instructor-led Training Schedule

Learn at your own pace through online courses accessible anytime, anywhere.

Course Prerequisites

  • Course: Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring Fundamentals
  • Ability to use the command line or terminal
  • Familiarity with using REST APIs and ability to use cURL

Course Topics

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

Course Modules

Module 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


Module 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


Module 3 – Sending Custom Events to Splunk IM
  • Describe the Event object model
  • Send custom events


Module 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
Module 5 – Visualize and Alert on Custom Metrics
  • Create custom dashboard groups and dashboards
  • Add charts to dashboards
  • Create detectors to monitor application metrics