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Splunk Training + Certification

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring Fundamentals

Course Description

This course serves as the foundation for all other Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring courses. It is targeted towards DevOps/SRE/Observability teams, Senior On-call Engineers, Onboarding and Monitoring Strategists and Developers. This 4.5-hour course provides a fundamental understanding of Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring concepts such as the Splunk IM data model and different types of metadata. See how you can search for metrics, find more information about a metric, visualize and alert on metrics. Learn to use appropriate rollups, interpret chart data based on chart resolution, rollups and analytic functions. All concepts are taught using lectures and scenario-based, hands-on activities.

Note that a large portion of this course content was covered in the course Using Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring, which is no longer available.

Instructor-led Training Schedule

Course Prerequisites


  • Introduction to Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (elearning)

Course Topics

  • Define components of the Splunk IM data model
  • Discriminate between types of metadata
  • Create dashboards using best practices
  • Find and visualize metrics
  • Alert on metrics
  • Correctly interpret data in charts based on rollups, analytic functions and chart resolution

Course Objectives

Module 1 – Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring Data Model
  • Define components of the Splunk IM Data Model
    • Metrics, MTS, datapoints
    • Data resolution, rollups
  • List the components of a datapoint
Module 2 – Types of Splunk IM Metadata
  • Discriminate between types of metadata
  • Use metadata to segment your data
Module 3 – Finding and Visualizing Metrics
  • Search for metrics
  • Visualize a metric in a chart
  • Create dashboards and dashboard groups
  • Distinguish between different chart visualization types
Module 4 – Using Rollups and Analytic Functions
  • Correctly apply rollups and analytic functions
  • Interpret data in charts
Module 5 – Alerting on Metrics
  • Create a detector from a chart
  • Clone a detector
  • Create standalone detector
  • Create a muting rule