Using Splunk Application Performance Monitoring

Duration : 1 Day (8 Hours)

Using Splunk Application Performance Monitoring Course Overview:

This virtual course is designed for developers and DevOps professionals. It aims to enable participants to effectively use Splunk APM to analyze traces, troubleshoot issues, and monitor microservices-based applications. Through a combination of in-person discussions and hands-on activities, participants will gain a deep understanding of distributed tracing, learn how to navigate the Splunk APM app to analyze traces, and discover how to visualize and set up alerts for APM metrics.

Intended Audience:

  • Developers: Those involved in the development of microservices-based applications who need to utilize Splunk APM for analysis, troubleshooting, and monitoring.
  • DevOps Teams: DevOps practitioners responsible for the operational aspects of microservices applications, including monitoring and issue resolution with Splunk APM.
  • Those with Familiarity with Splunk Observability Cloud: Individuals who are already familiar with navigating Splunk Observability Cloud, which provides context for understanding how Splunk APM fits into the larger Splunk ecosystem.
  • Those with Basic Knowledge of Visualization and Alerting on Splunk IM Metrics (Strongly Recommended): While not required, having a basic understanding of visualizing and alerting on metrics in Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (IM) can be beneficial for participants in this course.

Learning Objectives of Using Splunk Application Performance Monitoring:

  • When to Use Splunk APM: Understand the scenarios and situations where Splunk APM is most beneficial for analyzing and monitoring microservices-based applications.
  • Viewing and Analyzing End-to-End Collected Traces: Learn how to access and examine end-to-end traces collected by Splunk APM, allowing for in-depth analysis of application performance.
  • Finding the Root Cause of a Problem: Explore techniques and best practices for identifying the root causes of issues within microservices-based applications, helping with effective troubleshooting and problem resolution.

Module 1 – Overview of Splunk APM

  • Describe Splunk Observability Cloud: Provide an understanding of what Splunk Observability Cloud is and its significance in the context of Splunk APM.
  • Identify the key elements of Splunk APM: Highlight the essential components and functionalities of Splunk APM.
  • Differentiate between metrics, traces, and logs: Clarify the distinctions between metrics, traces, and logs, emphasizing their roles in monitoring and troubleshooting.

Module 2 – Navigating Splunk APM

  • Define Splunk APM-based terminology: Introduce terminology specific to Splunk APM, ensuring participants are familiar with relevant concepts.
  • Navigate the Splunk APM pages: Guide attendees on how to navigate and interact with the various pages and interfaces within Splunk APM.

Module 3 – Troubleshooting Using Splunk APM

  • Create detectors to alert on APM metrics: Teach participants how to set up detectors for alerting based on APM metrics, enabling proactive issue identification.
  • Create custom dashboards: Instruct on the creation of custom dashboards tailored to specific monitoring needs.
  • Troubleshoot an issue after an alert triggers: Offer insights into the troubleshooting process that occurs after an alert has been triggered, emphasizing efficient issue resolution.

Using Splunk Application Performance Monitoring Course Prerequisites:

To successfully participate in this virtual course, attendees should meet the following requirements:


  • Familiarity with navigating Splunk Observability Cloud: Participants should be comfortable with the basics of navigating and using the Splunk Observability Cloud platform.

Strongly Recommended:

  • Basic knowledge of visualization and alerting on Splunk IM metrics: While not mandatory, having a foundational understanding of how to visualize and set up alerts for metrics in Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (IM) is strongly recommended. This prior knowledge will likely enhance the learning experience during the course.

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  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
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