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Kong Gateway 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector uses the Prometheus receiver to provide service traffic metrics using the Kong metrics Prometheus endpoint, which emits metrics for configurable request and response lifecycle groups, including:

  • Counters for response counts

  • Counters for cumulative response and request sizes

  • Counters for cumulative request, upstream, and Kong latencies

You can partition request and response lifecycle groups by:

  • API or Service Name/ID

  • Route ID

  • Request HTTP Method

  • Response HTTP Status Code

In addition, the integration provides system-wide connection statistics, including:

  • A counter for total fielded requests

  • Gauges for active connections and their various states

  • A gauge for database connectivity

To learn more about the Kong metrics Prometheus endpoint, see Kong Docs on Prometheus .

Benefits 🔗

After you configure the integration, you can access these features:

Installation 🔗

Follow these steps to deploy this integration:

  1. Deploy the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector to your host or container platform:

  2. Configure the monitor, as described in the Configuration section.

  3. Restart the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector.

Kong installation 🔗

Follow the official Kong instructions to expose the Prometheus metrics endpoint. To learn how, see Kong Docs on Prometheus .

Configuration 🔗

Configure the Prometheus receiver with Kong:

prometheus/kong:
   config:
      scrape_configs:
         - job_name: 'kong'
         scrape_interval: 10s
         static_configs:
            - targets: ['0.0.0.0:8001']

Next, activate the metrics pipeline:

metrics:
   receivers: [hostmetrics, otlp, signalfx, prometheus/kong]

Metrics 🔗

For the complete list of metrics provided by the integration, refer to Kong Docs on Prometheus .

Notes 🔗

  • To learn more about the available in Observability Cloud see Metric types

  • In host-based subscription plans, default metrics are those metrics included in host-based subscriptions in Observability Cloud, such as host, container, or bundled metrics. Custom metrics are not provided by default and might be subject to charges. See Metric categories for more information.

  • In MTS-based subscription plans, all metrics are custom.

  • To add additional metrics, see how to configure extraMetrics in Add additional metrics

Troubleshooting 🔗

If you are a Splunk Observability Cloud customer and are not able to see your data in Splunk Observability Cloud, you can get help in the following ways.

Available to Splunk Observability Cloud customers

Available to prospective customers and free trial users

  • Ask a question and get answers through community support at Splunk Answers .

  • Join the Splunk #observability user group Slack channel to communicate with customers, partners, and Splunk employees worldwide. To join, see Chat groups in the Get Started with Splunk Community manual.

To learn about even more support options, see Splunk Customer Success .