About the Content Pack for Splunk Synthetic Monitoring
The Content Pack for Splunk Synthetic Monitoring enables users to visualize and investigate synthetic data from the Splunk Synthetic Monitoring Add-on within IT Service Intelligence users or IT Essentials Work.
An example of the Service Analyzer display screen including Synthetics is shown below.
Content pack features
The content pack provides a robust collection of features for you to monitor the performance of your web applications.
In the install documentation for the content pack, you can copy the entity search to import your Splunk Synthetic Monitoring entities when you are ready.
The content pack includes 4 custom entity types, one for each of the metrics in the Splunk Synthetic Monitoring Add-on and one that covers a variety of possible web optimization tests.
- Synthetic API (Rigor)
- Synthetic HTTP (Rigor)
- Synthetic Browser (Rigor)
- Web Optimization Test (Rigor)
KPI base searches and metrics
The content pack includes 4 KPI base searches with a total of 12 associated metrics and 13 corresponding KPIs. The KPI base searches correspond to the 4 entity types.
Services and KPIs
The content pack includes 10 services with 13 KPIs. For a full list of services and KPIs, see the KPI reference for the Content Pack for Splunk Synthetic Monitoring.
The content pack includes a preconfigured service analyzer view that provides a visual representation of your synthetic checks and the dependencies between them. You can use this custom view to see the KPIs associated with a service over all your web properties.
Content pack features in ITSI and IT Essentials Work
The features available in IT Essentials Work are a subset of the full feature set available in the content pack for ITSI. The content pack for IT Essentials Work includes only the APM dashboards.
|Objects||IT Essentials Work||ITSI|
|KPI base searches||0||5|
|Service analyzer dashboards||0||1|
|*Entity Search isn't included in the content pack contents. Go to the install documentation for the content pack, to get the entity search to import your Splunk Synthetic Monitoring entities when you are ready.|
You can install the Content Pack for Splunk Synthetic Monitoring after installing the Splunk App for Content Packs on the search head where you have installed Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) or Splunk IT Essentials Work. For installation instructions, see Install and configure the Content Pack for Splunk Synthetic Monitoring.
Review the version compatibility requirements for the Content Pack for Splunk Synthetic Monitoring:
|Content pack version||ITSI version||IT Essentials Work version||Splunk App for Content Packs version||Splunk Synthetic Monitoring Add-on version|
|1.0.1||4.9.0 or higher||4.9.0 or higher||1.3.0||1.1.0|
Release Notes for the Content Pack for Splunk Synthetic Monitoring
This documentation applies to the following versions of Content Pack for Splunk Synthetic Monitoring: 1.0.2