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Configure detectors and alerts in Splunk APM 🔗

You can use detectors to dynamically monitor error rate and latency in the services you are tracing with Splunk APM. APM detectors use built-in algorithms to generate alerts about sudden spikes and historical anomalies in your APM metrics or Business Workflows.

You can set up an APM detector from the Detector menu on any chart with APM metrics, so that you are alerted about changes in data that matter most to you.

Feature

Description

Detectors

Detectors are powered by Monitoring MetricSets. APM provides a set of MMS by default see Learn about MetricSets in APM. You you can create MMS with custom dimensions to monitor a specific subset of your data. To create a custom MMS on a specific span tag, you must first index the span tag. See the following topics to learn more.

Alerts

The built-in alert conditions for detectors in Splunk APM are slightly different than the set of built-in alert conditions for detectors in Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring. To see the list of built-in alert conditions and their definitions in Splunk APM, see Use built-in alert conditions in Splunk APM.

Monitoring MetricSets