Splunk® Platform Use Cases

IT Operations Analytics Use Cases

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IT Operations Analytics Use Cases

IT operations analytics (ITOA) is the practice of interpreting machine data from your IT operations infrastructure to guide decisions and predict potential issues.

This topic references a series of ITOA use cases published on Splunk Answers that you can use as examples to set up your own ITOA plan using the tools available in the Splunk platform. The ITOA use cases suggest how to get data in, search for insights, and fine-tune results from data across your entire operations infrastructure on a single diagnostic platform.

Splunk also offers a premium solution, IT Service Intelligence (ITSI), which expands on these use cases. For more information, see Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) on the Splunk website.

Application lifecycle and release analytics

An efficient application development and release lifecycle can be a competitive differentiator. Use the Splunk platform to analyze your application development lifecycle to continuously improve product quality and delivery timelines.

Get data in
See What are best data inputs for using Splunk to monitor my company's application development and release cycle? on Splunk Answers.
Searches
See What are the best practice searches for application lifecycle & release analytics? on Splunk Answers.

Application monitoring and triage

Machine data from business applications holds insights about application availability, performance, and usage. These insights can help reduce application downtime, increase performance, and improve the user experience. Use the examples in this use case to monitor application health and triage issues.

Get data in
See What are best data inputs for using the Splunk platform to monitor and triage the health of the applications in my environment? on Splunk Answers.
Searches
See What are the best practice searches for application monitoring? on Splunk Answers.

Cloud monitoring

Cloud platforms present unique requirements for monitoring system health. Gain insight into your cloud infrastructure to increase uptime, quickly identify root causes, remediate issues, and plan for scale.

Get data in
See What are the best data inputs for monitoring performance, usage, and availability of my cloud environment? on Splunk Answers.
Searches
See What are the best practice searches for cloud monitoring? on Splunk Answers.

Container monitoring

Container management systems, such as Docker using Kubernetes orchestration, provide advantages over traditional virtualization platforms. They support quicker deployments, greater scalability, and closer parity between development and production environments. Use data from these platforms to gain insight into their availability, usage, and overall performance so you can streamline and scale to application requirements.

Get data in
See What are best data inputs for container monitoring? on Splunk Answers.

Infrastructure troubleshooting

Leverage machine data from the network, including middleware, storage, servers and operating systems, and virtualization infrastructure, to troubleshoot a wide variety of issues in the Splunk platform. Use these insights to streamline your incident response infrastructure, increase system availability, and reduce outages.

Get data in
See What are best data inputs for using Splunk Enterprise to troubleshoot my infrastructure? on Splunk Answers.
Searches
See What are the best practice searches for middleware monitoring? on Splunk Answers.
See What are the best practice searches for storage infrastructure monitoring? on Splunk Answers.
See What are the best practice searches for network infrastructure monitoring? on Splunk Answers.
See What are the best practice searches for server & OS monitoring? on Splunk Answers.
See What are the best practice searches for virtualization monitoring? on Splunk Answers.

Server and operating system monitoring

Data from all types of servers and operating systems holds critical information that affects the reliability of your infrastructure and technical services. Use the Splunk platform to monitor servers and operating systems on any platform to gain insight into system performance and reliability, and to evaluate business needs and outcomes. Pinpoint errors and prevent business outages by monitoring CPU, memory, disk, and network metrics.

Get data in
See What are the best event-data inputs for basic server & OS monitoring? on Splunk Answers.
Searches
See What are the best practice searches for server & OS monitoring? on Splunk Answers.

Virtualization infrastructure troubleshooting

If you use virtual machines, you can use the Splunk platform to monitor all aspects of data from Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, and Windows PowerShell. Gain insights into your virtual machine usage and quickly identify and remediate root causes.

Get data in
See What are the best data inputs for using Splunk Enterprise to troubleshoot virtualization server infrastructure? on Splunk Answers.
Searches
See What are the best practice searches for virtualization monitoring? on Splunk Answers.
 

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Platform Use Cases: usecases


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