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Sending Custom Metrics to SignalFx

Course Description

This one-day course, targeted towards developers and DevOps, focuses on creating custom metrics to monitor your applications/services with SignalFx. 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 SignalFx
  • Describe the SignalFx Architecture
  • Describe the SignalFx Data Model
  • Send Custom Metrics into SignalFx
  • Manage Metadata
  • Visualize and Alert on Custom Metrics

Course Objectives

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