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Introduction to working with data in Splunk InfraMon

To help maximize the value of your data, the friendly Splunk Customer Success team created this quick reference list that highlights how customers can best start getting data in to Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring. 

  • Connect Cloud Services. Connect Observability Cloud to your cloud service provider to collect data from supported cloud services in AWS, GCP, or Azure. If you don’t use cloud services or don’t want Observability Cloud to collect data from them, skip to the next step. You do not have to connect to cloud services to monitor hosts or Kubernetes clusters that run in cloud services, but connecting your cloud account is the only way to collect cloud metadata.
  • Collect infrastructure data with an OpenTelemetry Collector. Observability Cloud supports integrations for Kubernetes, Linux, and Windows. Integrations for these data sources help you deploy a Splunk OpenTelemetry Collector to export metrics from hosts and containers to Observability Cloud. Using the Splunk OpenTelemetry Collector is optional; however, you get higher-resolution data using the collector than from cloud integrations.
  • Review the list of all supported data sources and how to integrate them. 
  • Verify that your deployment is correctly ingesting data by leveraging the built-in content found in-app. To view the Infrastructure Overview, select Navigation menu > Infrastructure. If your data has populated there, you have successfully completed this initial step.
  • Finally, don’t forget about training. That is an essential initial task to make the most out of Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring.