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Monitor services and hosts in Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring ๐Ÿ”—

See the following pages for more information about using navigators to monitor public cloud, container, or host integrations:

Splunk Observability Cloud also provides metrics and other data for the following host and application monitors.

Displayed data: Traffic considerations ๐Ÿ”—

  • Information is displayed only if data is streamed in. If thereโ€™s no data coming in for more than 3 hours, that stream will stop being counted in Observability Cloud.
    • Kubernetes monitoring holds tiles in a disabled state until it goes inactive, which happens 25 hours after the last datapoint.

  • Some metrics, like those related to CPU utilization, are always reported. Observability Cloud uses these metrics on the Navigator summary page.

  • Although it only affects a small number of metrics, a few are not continuously sent. For instance, metrics related to the amount of errors are only sent when errors happen.
    • Donโ€™t try to get a list of entities using one of these metrics, since entities with no errors might be hidden.

  • Counts are sensitive to the time range, the calculated resolution of the job that runs, and the frequency of the data that is coming in.
    • A typical cloud integration is reporting a new data point every 5 minutes.

    • As the job is running, reporting instances that are turned off drop off after the time range they are part of passes.

Considerations regarding Navigators ๐Ÿ”—

Navigators display information when an entity is both active and sending metrics, whether they are being monitored by a cloud integration or by an agent. Navigators are sensitive to the time range selected, and queries with broader time range take longer.

The Navigator Summary page only shows the latest data point, regardless of the selected time range.
  • You can see historical numbers in the purple graph, but the number itself will be the latest value.

  • Even if you select a wide time range, Navigators only display entities active in the most recent data point.