Install the Splunk Add-on for AppDynamics on a heavy forwarder for data collection. The app contains modular inputs for data collection and requires Python.
Install the Splunk Add-on for AppDynamics to your search heads to enable search time operations.
(Optional) Install the Splunk App for AppDynamics on your search heads. The add-on is responsible for executing the REST calls and collecting the data from AppDynamics. The app provides the dashboards and saved searches. If you are using this add-on together with the Splunk ITSI Module for Application Performance Monitoring, only the add-on is necessary for integration.
The Splunk Add-on for AppDynamics contains two input types:
Single API Call
In most cases you will only need to use the AppDynamics Summary input.
If you are using this add-on together with the Splunk ITSI Module for Application Performance Monitoring, set your data collection interval to less than 300 seconds.
Once the Splunk Add-on for AppDynamics is installed and configured you can execute searches using:
Note: If your data is stored in an index that is not searched by default for your Splunk user, you will need to add the specific index to the Selected indexes in Access controls > Roles > [ROLE NAME]
In some cases you may not want all of the Summary data or you may only need a very specifc metric for a single application. For these cases, use the AppDynamics Single API Call input type. In this case, you will also need to specify an application name, the url path and the specific metric path found in the AppDynamics Metric Browser.
Modified the Summary Input to make API calls using the application ID rather than application Name. This enables support for special characters in application names. Minor updates to the text on the summary input creation page.
Updated the Single API call to function the same as the summary input. Also added support for metric name wildcards and application selection. Also added support for http:// and https:// in the Single API Input.
Updated the "AppDynamics Single API Call" input's Authorization Token to be encrypted. (Summary input was already encrypted).
This release removes the [default] stanza from the props.conf file and moves any settings from there into the input stanzas. This will insulate all other inputs from this setting.
Version 1.6.0 of the Splunk Add-on for AppDynamics adds event types and field aliases for the Splunk ITSI Module for Application Performance Monitoring.
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