Following Splunk’s acquisition of VictorOps in June, our teams have been working toward a tightly-integrated solution for monitoring and incident management. So, over the past few months, we’ve deepened the original Splunk Enterprise integration and added two new integrations with Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) and Splunk Insights for Infrastructure (SII).
Splunk delivers amazing dashboards, searches, and alerts. But, how do you engage the right teams and people to solve problems once an alert is created? That’s where the latest VictorOps and Splunk integrations come in. From a simple dropdown menu, no matter which combination of Splunk services you’re using, you can now seamlessly send alerts into VictorOps where teams can collaborate to remediate problems.
Let’s take a journey to further explore how Splunk and VictorOps work together to build collaborative workflows, add incident transparency, and make on-call suck less.
Overview of the New Integrations
For each of the new Splunk integrations, we’ve created a simple way to select VictorOps as a location to send alerts from Splunk. Without using custom webhooks or endpoints, you can simply select VictorOps as your notification method in Splunk. Then, VictorOps on-call scheduling, alert routing, and escalation policy functionality can drive those alerts, with context, to the right person at the right time.
In fact, just a few weeks ago, I spoke at .conf18 about integrating Splunk and VictorOps. If you’re curious, you can watch the entire video here.
Splunk allows you to create a highly monitorable system and leverage the power of log analytics and search, web monitoring, machine learning, and so much more. Then, you’re able to further empower your team with the automation, collaboration, and visibility provided by VictorOps.
With Splunk Enterprise, your team can easily ingest machine data and create dashboards, alerts, and make ad-hoc searches, allowing people to filter through the noise and take actionable insights from your monitoring data. Then, when things in your system go wrong, you can easily collaborate with teammates in VictorOps. It’s as easy as installing the VictorOps app from Splunkbase, then selecting VictorOps as an alert action within your Splunk instance. With the Splunk Enterprise and VictorOps integration, you create a holistic system for monitoring and alerting on application performance and infrastructure health.
Splunk Insights for Infrastructure and Splunk’s App for Infrastructure give you a high-level view of your network and server performance. Splunk SII/SAI allows you to monitor and visualize system data such as availability, disk usage, page load times, latency, etc. We made setup very easy. Just define your login credentials, and as you define alerts, you can simply choose to route them to VictorOps.
If you’re not monitoring servers and want a lightweight, easy, and free way to monitor your servers, Splunk Insights for Infrastructure may be right for you.
VictorOps and Splunk IT Service Intelligence is the next-level integration of Splunk’s monitoring and log analytics platforms. With predictive analytics capabilities, Splunk ITSI can show you a system’s current health and where the health of your application or service is trending. Additionally, through machine learning capabilities, Splunk ITSI can aggregate multiple alerts into events, helping you diagnose a problem much more quickly.
Through a simple dropdown in Splunk ITSI, you can set alerts to be sent into VictorOps where your team can collaborate to resolve the incident. Splunk ITSI helps you limit alert fatigue in VictorOps and provides more actionable context through machine learning and predictive analytics. Once you have an event aggregation policy created, alerts can both be triggered and recovered based on action rules from inside ITSI.
Why This Matters to You
With the additional integrations of Splunk SII/SAI and Splunk ITSI, plus the improvements to the Splunk Enterprise integration, VictorOps becomes more flexible and creates more functionality by extension. For you, this means on-call engineers can work smarter, not harder. Splunk + VictorOps creates a holistic solution for intelligent system monitoring and powerful incident response–deepening visibility and improving collaboration across your entire team.
Visibility into your applications and services allows your team to more easily add reliability into everything they build. The Splunk and VictorOps integrations allow you to better leverage your machine data, creating a deeper understanding of your infrastructure. Move from a reactive monitoring and incident management process to a proactive system with the power of Splunk and VictorOps.
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