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Introducing Splunk RUM

 

With Splunk Real User Monitoring (RUM), you can gain insight about the performance and health of the front-end user experience of your application. Splunk RUM offers two solutions:

Product Description

Splunk RUM for Browser

Splunk RUM for Browser collects performance metrics, web vitals, errors, and other forms of data for every user session to enable you to detect and troubleshoot problems in your application. For a complete view of your application from browser to back-end, integrate with Splunk APM.

Splunk RUM for Mobile

Splunk Real User Monitoring (RUM) for Mobile provides visibility into every user session of your native iOS and Android mobile applications by equipping you with comprehensive performance monitoring, directed troubleshooting, and full-stack observability.

What can I do with Splunk RUM?

Do this Link to documentation

Learn how to identify errors and other problems like long resource response times in your browser spans.

Use case: Investigate errors in your browser spans

Create custom events to capture meaningful metrics about customer journeys and user behavior on your site.

Create custom events

Experiment with the demo applications for Splunk RUM for Mobile

Experiment with the demo applications for Splunk RUM for Mobile

Before going any further, we recommend taking the free Using Splunk Real User Monitoring e-learning course to learn the basics of this product, much of which will be reinforced in this Getting Started Guide.

Setting up Splunk RUM

To get started, it’s crucial that you instrument your mobile and browser applications and get data into Splunk Real User Monitoring. 

Generate your RUM access token

A RUM token is a public key used only during RUM ingestion. To create the RUM token you need to be an administrator in Splunk Observability Cloud. For more information, see Create and manage organization access tokens using Splunk Observability Cloud.

Follow these steps to create a RUM access token for your organization.

  1. Log in to Splunk Observability Cloud.
  2. Open the settings and select Access Tokens.
  3. Select New Token and enter a name.
  4. Select RUM Token.
  5. Copy the RUM token to your clipboard.
  6. Click OK.

Get data in

To generate all the basic installation commands for your environment and application, use the Instrumentation guided setup. To access the Instrumentation guided setup, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Splunk Observability Cloud.
  2. In the left navigation menu, select Data Management.
  3. Select Add Integration to open the Integrate Your Data page.
  4. In the integration filter menu, select By Use Case.
  5. Select the Monitor user experience use case.
  6. Select the Browser/iOS/Android Instrumentation tile to open the Browser Instrumentation guided setup.

To see this step in action, as well as learn how to use the App Summary Dashboard, watch this short demo.

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