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Configure Splunk Observability Cloud previews

Splunk Cloud Platform users can see previews of observability data that correlates to search results in the Search & Reporting application (the Search app) when you set up Splunk Observability Cloud Related Content previews. An administrator must connect your Splunk Cloud Platform and Splunk Observability Cloud accounts. Users can then see previews of observability data in a Related Content panel and jump into Splunk Observability Cloud in context for troubleshooting.

Prerequisites

To set up Splunk Observability Cloud Related Content in Splunk Cloud Platform, a user must have an administrator role in both Splunk Cloud Platform and Splunk Observability Cloud.

Configure Splunk Observability Cloud previews

To connect accounts and activate data correlation previews, an administrator must do the following:

1. Open the Discover Splunk Observability Cloud application in Splunk Cloud Platform, and complete each of the following sections:

2. Turn on the read_o11y_content capability in Splunk Cloud Platform for roles that you want to have access to observability previews. The sc_admin and power roles have the read_o11y_content role automatically active.

Access tokens

1. In Splunk Observability Cloud, retrieve an API access token. See Create and manage organization access tokens using Splunk Observability Cloud to learn how.

2. On the Access tokens section of the Discover Splunk Observability Cloud app, enter your Splunk Observability Cloud realm in the Realm field. In the Access token field, paste the Splunk Observability Cloud API access token you retrieved in step 1, then select Save.

Supported realms include us0, us1, eu0, jp0, and au0.

Automatic UI updates

Turn on the toggle next to See data previews from Splunk Observability Cloud in Splunk Cloud Platform. You must turn on automatic UI updates to see real-time Splunk Observability Cloud data in the Search app.

Field aliasing (optional)

To correlate search results in the Search & Reporting app with related observability data, your field names for host, service, and trace id must match the names for those fields in Splunk Observability Cloud. Decide whether you want to use Auto Field Mapping or create your own field aliases to align field names that do not match. Select the Enable Auto Field Mapping toggle to alias fields automatically. Select Open field aliasing to alias field names manually in Splunk Cloud Platform.

Auto Field Mapping

Auto Field Mapping matches Splunk Observability Cloud Related Content field keys (host.name, service.name, and trace_id fields) to alternative versions of those field names that your event data might use, such as host, service, or trace.id.

The following table shows which alternative field names will be automatically mapped to the Splunk Observability Cloud Related Content field keys, host.name, service.name, and trace_id:

If your data has these field names Splunk Observability Cloud maps them to these field names
  • host
  • hostname
  • host_name
  • hostid
  • host.id
  • host_id
host.name
  • service
  • servicename
  • service_name
  • serviceid
  • service.id
  • service_id
  • app
  • appname
  • app.name
  • app_name
  • appid
  • app.id
  • app_id
  • application
  • applicationid
  • application.id
  • application_id
  • applicationname
  • application.name
  • application_name
service.name
  • trace
  • trace.id
  • traceid
trace_id

Test related content

1. Select Test now in the Search & Reporting application to test your configuration in a new tab.

2. In the new tab showing the Search & Reporting app, select a sample log to show details.

3. Next to any field for which there is correlated Splunk Observability Cloud data, you see the Preview link. Check for the Preview link next to the host.name, service.name, and trace_id fields.

4. Select Preview to open the Related Content panel.

The Related Content panel shows the following Splunk Observability Cloud data previews:

Splunk Cloud Platform field Splunk Observability Cloud related data
host.name CPU utilization, memory usage, disk utilization, network bytes in, network bytes out, tags
service.name Service dependency map, latency graph, error rate graph
trace_id Errors, trace duration, service errors, top 10 operations
k8s.cluster.name Kubernetes cluster name
k8s.node.name Kubernetes node name
k8s.pod.name Kubernetes pod name
container.id Kubernetes container ID

Related Content previews: Examples

The following sections show sample previews of observability data in the Search app and how to drill down on the data in context in Splunk Observability Cloud.

Host data previews

The following screenshot shows previews of host.name data from Splunk Observability Cloud on the Related Content panel:

This image shows a preview of host data from Splunk Observability Cloud in the Related Content panel.

Select Open in Infrastructure to open the host data in context in Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring.

Service data previews

The following screenshot shows previews of service.name data from Splunk Observability Cloud on the Related Content panel:

This image shows a preview of service name data from Splunk Observability Cloud in the Related Content panel.

Select Open in APM to open the service data in context in Splunk APM.

Trace data previews

The following screenshot shows previews of trace_id data from Splunk Observability Cloud on the Related Content panel:

This image shows a preview of trace data from Splunk Observability Cloud in the Related Content panel.

Select Open in APM to open the trace data in context in Splunk APM.

See also

To learn how to use Related Content to preview observability data, see Preview Splunk Observability Cloud data.

Last modified on 10 July, 2024
Preview events   Preview observability data

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform: 9.2.2403


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