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Get started with Splunk Observability Cloud 🔗

The following sections provide a high-level map to getting started with Splunk Observability Cloud.

Step 1. Get data into Observability Cloud 🔗

See Start getting data in to Splunk Observability Cloud guide to learn how to export data from your infrastructure and services and get it into Observability Cloud.

Export data with supported integrations.

Configure integrations directly in your Observability Cloud environment.

You must be an Observability Cloud administrator to configure integrations.

Step 2. Monitor your infrastructure and services using Observability Cloud 🔗

After you get data in, start monitoring your infrastructure and services and investigate the root cause of an incident.

There are a few ways to monitor and investigate issues in Observability Cloud, depending on which data types and sources you are exporting and what you want to monitor. See the following table for use cases in Observability Cloud:

Use case


Introduction to Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring

Analyze the performance of cloud services, hosts, and containers. View the health of your infrastructure at a glance.

Introduction to Splunk APM

Analyze the performance of applications down to the micro-service level. Monitor inbound and outbound dependencies for each service. Break down service performance by metadata associated with spans.

Introduction to Splunk RUM

Analyze the performance of web applications. Keep track of how users are interacting with your front-end services, including page load times and responsiveness.

Introduction to Splunk Log Observer

Troubleshoot incidents with your infrastructure and cloud services.