Get started with Splunk AR
Tie data to real-world objects and locations, so users can consume, interact with, and take action with data where it exists in reality using Splunk AR.
You can use various method to access and interact with data:
Asset tags are barcodes or Near Field Communication (NFC) devices that store data and wirelessly send information to devices. Asset tags allow Splunk AR to identify the data you're requesting. Splunk AR supports a variety of barcodes and NFC tags.
To learn more about asset tags, see About Assets. Associate Splunk data with asset tags, and scan the tags with your mobile device to access the data.
|Beacons||Beacons are Bluetooth low energy (BLE) devices that broadcast their location and associated data to nearby mobile devices. Splunk AR supports the iBeacon protocol.
When you associate Splunk dashboards with beacons, Splunk AR presents the dashboards on your mobile device when you're in the beacon region. To learn more about beacons, see About beacons with Splunk AR.
|Geofences||Geofences are GPS-based boundaries that allow a device to trigger an action when the device enters or exits the area.
Create a virtual boundary on a GPS map, associate dashboards with the boundary. Splunk AR then presents dashboards on your mobile device when you're located within the virtual boundary. To learn more about geofences, see About geofences with Splunk AR.
For more information about the different ways you can associate data with real-world objects and locations, and how to choose the best method for your use case, see Should I use asset tags, beacons, or geofences with Splunk AR?.
Set up Splunk AR
See the following topics to set up Splunk AR:
- Install Splunk Cloud Gateway in the Install and Administer Splunk Cloud Gateway manual.
- Download Splunk AR in the Use Splunk AR manual.
- Enable the Connected Experiences apps in Splunk Cloud Gateway in the Install and Administer Splunk Cloud Gateway manual.
- Configure user and dashboard permissions in the Install and Administer Splunk Cloud Gateway manual.
- Register your device in the Use Splunk Cloud Gateway manual.
- Configure Splunk AR permissions
To set up and use assets, see the following topics:
- Register an asset using Splunk AR.
You can use the sample dashboard, Splunk Stats, to create an AR workspace. Or, use your own on your Splunk Enterprise instance.
- View Splunk dashboards and AR workspaces using Splunk AR.
- Adjust AR workspaces and visualizations using Splunk AR.
- Add and edit workspace notes.
Set up and use beacons
Associate Splunk dashboards with proximity-based locations by setting up a Splunk AR beacon deployment.
See About beacons with Splunk AR to learn about beacons and how they work.
See Set up and use beacons with Splunk AR to learn how to use beacons with Splunk AR.
Set up and use geofences
Associate Splunk dashboards to GPS-based locations by creating geofences in the Splunk AR app.
See About geofences with Splunk AR to learn about geofences and how they work.
See Set up and use geofences with Splunk AR to learn how to use geofences with Splunk AR.
Should I use asset tags, beacons, or geofences with Splunk AR?
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® AR: 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.5.0, 2.0.0, 2.1.0, 2.2.0, 2.3.0