Splunk Training + Certification

Sending Custom Metrics to Splunk IM

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Course Description

This one-day 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 ot 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.

Instructor-led Training Schedule

Course Prerequisites

  • None

Course Topics

  • Sending Data into Splunk IM
  • Describe the Splunk IM Architecture
  • Describe the Splunk IM Data Model
  • Send Custom Metrics into Splunk IM
  • Manage Metadata
  • Visualize and Alert on Custom Metrics

Course Objectives

Module 1 – Sending Data to Splunk IM
  • Describe the Splunk IM real-time streaming architecture
  • Describe how Splunk IM can monitor environments
  • Describe how to send data into Splunk IM from various sources
  • Define the use case for sending in custom metrics
Module 2 – Understanding the SignalFx Data Model
  • Describe the components of a Splunk IM datapoint
  • Describe how metadata is used in Splunk IM
  • Differentiate between dimensions, properties and tags
  • Differentiate between metric types
  • Describe Splunk IM events
Module 3 – Sending Custom Metrics into Splunk IM
  • Send custom metrics to Splunk IM
  • Send custom events
  • Send in backfill data into Splunk IM
  • Send in StatsD metrics
Module 4 – Manage 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 charts on custom dashboards in custom dashboard groups
  • Create detectors to monitor issues of interest