Install and configure the Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service
The Splunk App for Content Packs allows you to access content packs, preview their contents, and install them in your environment. The Splunk App for Content Packs includes the Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service provided you are using ITSI version 4.9.0 or higher. If you are using ITSI version 4.8.x or lower, then you must install the content pack using backup and restore functionality provided by ITSI.
For a full list of the objects shipped in this content pack, see About the Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service.
Installation and configuration overview
Follow these high-level steps to configure the content pack:
- Install the content pack on your search head.
- Configure Phantom services.
- Tune KPI threshold levels.
- Configure alerting and notification settings.
- Perform all the steps in Data Requirements for the Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service.
- Install and configure the IT Service Intelligence (ITSI). See About Splunk ITSI in the Install and Upgrade Manual.
- Create a full backup of your ITSI environment in case you need to uninstall the content pack later. See Create a full backup of ITSI.
Install the Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service
You have two options for installing and configuring the Content pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service;
- One option is to install the content pack from the Splunk App for Content Packs. The Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service is included in the Splunk App for Content Packs if you are using ITSI version 4.9.x.
- Your second option is to install the content pack using backup and restore functionality provided by ITSI. You must choose this option if you are using ITSI version 4.8.x or lower.
Install the content pack from the Splunk App for Content Packs
To install the Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service, you have to install the Splunk App for Content Packs. To install the Splunk App for Content Packs in your environment, see the Splunk App for Content Pack installation instructions.
After you install the Splunk App for Content Packs, follow these steps to configure the Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service:
- From the ITSI main navigation bar, click Configuration > Data Integrations.
- Select Add content packs or Add structure to your data depending on your version of ITSI.
- Select the Monitoring Phantom as a Service content pack.
- Review what's included in the content pack and click Proceed.
- Configure the content pack settings.
Setting Description Choose which objects to install For a first-time installation, select the items you want to install and deselect any you're not interested in.
For an upgrade, the installer identifies which objects from the content pack are new and which ones already exist in your environment from a previous installation. You can selectively choose which objects to install from the new version, or install them all.
Choose a conflict resolution rule for the objects you install For upgrades or subsequent installs, decide what happens to duplicate objects introduced from the content pack. Choose from the following options:
- Install as new - Objects are installed and any existing identical objects in your environment remain intact.
- Replace existing - Existing identical objects are replaced with those from the new installation. Any changes you previously made to these objects are overwritten.
Import as enabled Select whether to install objects as enabled or to leave them in their original state. It's recommended that you import objects as disabled to ensure your environment doesn't break from the addition of new content.
This setting only applies to services, correlation searches, and aggregation policies. All other objects such as KPI base searches and saved searches are installed in their original state regardless of which option you choose.
Add a prefix to your new objects Optionally, append a custom prefix to each object installed from the content pack. For example, you might prefix your objects with
CP-to indicate they came from a content pack. This option can help you locate and manage the objects post-install.
Backfill service KPIs Optionally backfill your ITSI environment with the previous seven days of KPI data. Consider enabling backfill if you want to configure adaptive thresholding and Predictive Analytics for the new services. This setting only applies to KPIs and not service health scores.
- When you've completed your selections, click Install selected.
- Click Install to confirm the installation. When the installation completes you can view all objects that were successfully installed in your environment. A green checkmark on the Data Integrations page shows any other content packs you have installed.
Install the content pack using backup and restore functionality provided by ITSI
If you are using ITSI version 4.8.x or lower, follow these steps to install the Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service. For instructions on restoring a backup, see Restore from a backup zip in the Administration Manual.
- Download the following ITSI backup file: BACKUP-CP-PHANTOM-1.0.1.zip.
- On your ITSI search head, create a restore job and upload the backup file. Give the job the same name as the backup file you downloaded. For example,
- After the restore job completes, confirm that the objects included in the content pack are restored to your environment. For a full list of the objects shipped in this content pack, see About the Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service.
Configure Phantom services
This content pack ships with the following services:
Splunk Phantom - OS
Splunk Phantom - Application
Splunk Phantom - OS
Splunk Phantom - OS service uses entity filtering to filter entities to it. For more information about entity filtering, see Split and filter a KPI by entities in ITSI in the Service Insights manual.
Perform the following steps to create a Phantom service for OS monitoring:
- In ITSI, click Configuration > Services.
- Open the Splunk Phantom - OS service.
- Click the Entities tab.
- In the Alias host matches field, list each of the Phantom servers you plan to monitor.
- Review the list of matched entities and make sure you see one entity for each Phantom server.
- Click Save to save the service configuration.
For more information about configuring entity rules, see Define entity rules for a service in ITSI in the Service Insights manual.
Splunk Phantom - Application
Splunk Phantom - Application service is for application-level KPIs.
Tune KPI thresholds
After you configure your Phantom services, you must tune the thresholds within each Phantom KPI to meet the specifics of your environment. It's best to do this when you have at least a week of data in your Phantom environment.
First, review every KPI to determine whether it's one that you think will be helpful in identifying if your Phantom service is degraded. If the KPI doen't turn out to be a good indicator of service degradation, it's best to remove it to keep your implementation simple. This also makes it easier to find the information that will help lead you to the insight you're looking for.
Review and refine every KPI threshold to ensure the best accuracy of service health scores and creation of notable events. Use the following resources to configure KPI thresholds:
- For regular thresholding instructions, see Configure KPI thresholds in ITSI.
- For more advanced thresholding options, see Overview of advanced thresholding in ITSI.
Configure alerting and notification settings
Configure ITSI to send you alerts when one or more KPIs are experiencing a sustained degradation.
- To generate a notable event when search results meet specific conditions, see Generate events with correlation searches in ITSI.
- To group these notable events into episodes to organize them in Episode Review, see Overview of aggregation policies in ITSI.
Now that you've completed the installation and configuration steps, continue to Use the Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service.
Data requirements for the Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service
Use the Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service
This documentation applies to the following versions of Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service: 1.0.1
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