Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring Solution: Google Cloud Platform Integration (Part-I)
Related Blog: “Google Cloud Platform & Splunk Integration“
“Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring” is a powerful multi-cloud and hybrid solution for Infrastructure monitoring. This tool will provide a smart and strong analytical side of monitoring your complete environment. Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring significantly shortens our investigations time by providing unmatched real-time visibility, AI-driven streaming analytics into cloud infrastructure and services.
In this series of “Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring” blogs, we will go through installations of “Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring”, the use of “Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring”, environment integration, infrastructure monitoring, and visualization.
Feature of Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring:
- Provides more than 200 integrations
- Real-Time Streaming Analytics
- Simple Configurations
- Visualize all infrastructure, apps, and services in one place
- Popular Cloud Service Monitoring (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure etc)
- Automate Dashboard
- Customizable chart and dashboards
- Custom alerting actions
- Problem Detections
- Kubernetes Monitoring feature etc.
In this blog, we will use a 14-days trial version of “Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring” for demonstration purposes.
So let’s start,
First of all, click here to get the trial version for 14-days.
Click on Free Trial and put all the required information as they asked and choose “United States” as your country.
Then check your mailbox for the verification link. After the verification you will redirect the “Splunk Observibility Cloud” instance which will be valid for only 14-days, if you want to sue it further then you need to purchase the license.
Next log in using your mail-id and password.
Now the home page of “Splunk Observibility Cloud” looks like this, out of all of these options we will discuss “Infrastructure” or Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring configurations and monitoring.
Cloud Infrastructure Integration:
Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring provides features to integrate AWS, Azure, and GCP as cloud infrastructure monitoring.
Now Today we will demonstrate Google Cloud Platform integration with Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring.
Go to your GCP environment which you want to integrate.
Click on “IAM & admin” and then “Service Accounts”
Then click on “Create Service Account” and follow the below steps.
Service account name: <choose a meaningful service account name>
And then click on Create
after that, choose the “Project Viewer” role.
And click on Done and the service account will be created.
And then generate the JSON key and download it which will be used in the later stages of this integration.
Now log in to the “SOC” instance with the previous credentials.
First of all click on this “+” button on the top of the home page and choose “Integration”.
Then choose “Google Cloud Platform”
Then click on “New Integration”
After that, do these modifications as shown.
Name: <choose a meaning full name of your integration>
Projects: <choose the .json key file you have downloaded previously from your GCP service account>
Service: All Services
Pool rate: <frequency of pooling the data>
And then click on Save.
Now to validate go to the homepage and click on “Infrastructure”
And select the “Google Cloud Platform”
Now finally, you can see the complete infrastructure in one place with detailed drill-down tables and many more.
I hope this blog is pretty useful for all of you. In this series, we will bring two more blogs. Stay tuned for the latest Splunk blogs.
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