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Turn on Database Query Performance πŸ”—

Database Query Performance is available by default, so all you need to do is turn on the feature so that APM automatically begins indexing a set of database-related span tags. See Database-related span tags for the list of tags.


Indexing Database Query Performance tags counts toward the MetricSet entitlement in your Splunk APM contract. See Limits on indexing span tags to learn more about cardinality in APM.

Prerequisites πŸ”—

Turn on Database Query Performance πŸ”—

Follow these steps to turn on Database Query Performance and begin indexing database tags:

  1. From the APM landing page, select APM Configuration and select APM MetricSets. The APM MetricSets page opens.

  2. In the Database Query Performance section, check that the Status is Active. If it is, skip to the next step. If it’s not, select Resume Indexing to initiate cardinality analysis, and then wait for the cardinality analysis to run in the Pending MetricSet section at the top of the table.

    Cardinality analysis for indexing new span tags passing within entitlement.
    1. If the cardinality analysis passes within entitlement, as in the screenshot, select the check mark to accept the cardinality contribution and begin indexing database tags.

    2. If the cardinality contribution exceeds your entitlement, consider reviewing the cardinality contributions of your other indexed span tags to free up cardinality for Database Query Performance. To learn more about optimizing cardinality, see Limits on indexing span tags.

  3. Navigate to the APM landing page and select the Database Query Performance card to confirm databases are appearing in Database Query Performance. If they are not appearing as expected, see Troubleshoot Database Query Performance.

Learn more πŸ”—

See the following links for more information about Database Query Performance:

This page was last updated on Feb 13, 2024.