Integrating Instana APM with Splunk
Splunk is one of the most commonly used tools to gather, analyze and make sense of machine generated data. This includes, but is not limited to, server and application logs.
Instana seamlessly integrates with Splunk to provide advanced infrastructure and application management and monitoring features:
- Continuous, automatic discovery of infrastructure changes
- Automatic, no-restart, code instrumentation of programming languages like Java, .NET based ones, Python, PHP and others
- Visualization of Service dependency maps
- Tracing of 100% of requests across all systems
- Application and service quality monitoring
Comprehensive monitoring requires performance visibility for the physical or virtual host, containers, service instances, and any applications and services dependencies.
Instana is the quickest and easiest way to monitor supported technologies across the stack to deliver comprehensive application insights. The Instana agent automatically discovers all infrastructure changes, deploys the necessary monitoring sensors and begins tracing applications and requests.
Further information on the different supported technology sensors is available in the Instana Management Documentation.
Metrics and insight provided by Instana can be used to enrich and correlate log data collected by Splunk.
Instana Splunk Integration Installation: Getting Started
The Instana Splunk integration plugins is available from SplunkBase. There are 2 plugins available: one processes and visualizes alert events sent from Instana. The other queries and visualizes Instana data pulled via the Instana REST API.
To forward Instana alert events to Splunk, just configure the Splunk connector in the Instana settings dashboard, you can choose which alerts will be forwarded. The alert information includes a deep link back into Instana that will be available from the Splunk dashboard.
Utilizing the Instana REST API, metrics may be queried and visualized inside Splunk dashboards, see all your information in one place.