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Instana Add-on for Splunk

Overview
Details
The Instana Add-on for Splunk works together with the Instana App for Splunk and provides an easy way to ingest data from Instana's REST APIs into Splunk. This add-on also integrates with Splunk ITSI's APM Module to make creating APM KPIs and Services a simple matter of point and click.

Instana Add-On for Splunk

What's New in version 2.0.0?

This version has been update to use the new Instana APIs for metrics. Issues will be ported in the near future.
This Add-On is now written and supported by Instana directly.

What's Needed?

  • Downloads

    • Instana App for Splunk
    • Instana Add-on for Splunk
  • Instana Information Required


Instana Performance Metrics Configuration

Installation

The installation consists of installing both the Instana Add-on for Splunk and the Instana App for Splunk.
- The Add-on is responsible for executing the rest API calls and collecting the data from Instana.
- The App provides a collection of dashboards and saved searches.

To install, navigate to Apps --> Manage Apps and select the “Install app from File” button. Specify the location of the file you downloaded and install it.

Configuration

The Instana Add-on for Splunk contains a global configuration for your Instana account URL and API authorization token.

Enter those values on the Configuration tab in the Add-on. You will find the settings in the Add-On Settings tab.

Next, create a new Input for the data you wish to collect via the Inputs menu -> Create New Input option. Each Input requires 4 parameters:
- Input Name
- Pollling interval
- Splunk Index to use
- Instana search filter that you would like to run (you can copy this directly from Instana's search bar)

To retrieve metrics for all web applications and websites use this filter:

entity.pluginId:logicalwebapp OR entity.pluginId:browserLogicalService

To retrieve metrics for all databases:

entity.selfType:database 

Note: This Add-on can be used for entities (Instana Snapshots) that contains the following 4 metrics:
- latency ==> Average Response Time
- count ==> Calls per second
- error_rate ==> Error Rate
- instances ==> number of instances running this entity

Start Searching

Once the Instana Add-on for Splunk is installed and configured you can execute searches using:

sourcetype="instana:metrics"

Release Notes

Version 3.0.0
Aug. 17, 2020

Support Splunk 8 and compatibility with new Instana API

Version 2.0.0
Sept. 24, 2019

This Integration is now being maintained by Evgeni Wachnowezki of Instana (evgeni.wachnowezki@instana.com).
This version utilizes the latest Instana APIs to collect metrics and ingest them into Splunk.
The Issues data collection has not yet been migrated over, but that will come in a subsequent release.

Version 1.0.2
May 25, 2018

Initial Release


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