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.
Instana Information Required
Splunk HTTP Event Collector (HEC) Token
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.
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:
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
Once the Instana Add-on for Splunk is installed and configured you can execute searches using:
Instana automatically monitors for "Issues" within your monitored environment. To have Instana send Splunk Notifications when Issues are triggered, you will setup 2 components; a Splunk HEC Token and an Instana Alerting Integration for Splunk.
Now, when Instana triggers an issue, it will be automatically sent to Splunk!
Start Searching using:
This Integration is now being maintained by Evgeni Wachnowezki of Instana (email@example.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.
Updated Issues dashboard to support native Splunk integration released in Instana July 2018.
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