Automation Using the SignalFx API

Automation Using the SignalFx API

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Instructor-led online training

Location Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020 Jul 2020 Aug 2020 Sep 2020 Oct 2020
AMER Eastern Time - Virtual Apr 30 – May 1
Jun 18 – Jun 19
Jul 15 – Jul 16
AMER Pacific Time - Virtual May 20 – May 21


SignalFx exposes a comprehensive API that allows you to automate any action that can be done using the SignalFx User Interface. This one-day course provides the foundation for you to use the API to automate bulk actions such as the creation of charts, dashboards, and alerts. See how to programmatically perform computations that can be used in charts and detectors or streamed in real-time. Use the API to manage teams in SignalFx.
Learn the concepts and apply the knowledge through discussions and hands-on activities.


  • Using the SignalFlow API to Perform Computations
  • Stream/extract Raw and Processed Data from SignalFx
  • Manage SignalFx Teams
  • Manage Charts, Dashboards and Dashboard Groups Using the SignalFx API
  • Manage Detectors Using the SignalFx API


2 Days


Module 1 – Overview of the SignalFx API

  • Describe the function of the API
  • Describe the SignalFx API endpoints

Module 2 – Streaming Computations Using SignalFlow

  • Use the SignalFx CLI
  • Use the data() function to stream metrics
  • Use the detect() function to define detectors

Module 3 – Streaming Raw and Processed Data

  • Choose when to use WebSocket connection vs HTTP API for streaming
  • Execute SignalFlow computations
  • Describe the types of messages emitted by streaming computation
  • Stream/extract raw and processed data from the SignalFx service

Module 4 – Manage SignalFx Teams

  • Describe the use of SignalFx teams
  • Create teams
  • Add/remove members to/from teams
  • Update teams

Module 5 – Automate Chart and Dashboard Management

  • Create, modify, and delete charts
  • Create detectors to monitor issues of interest

Module 6 – Automation Using the SignalFx API

  • Create detectors
  • Update, delete detectors
  • Mute notifications
  • Clear incidents





  • Infrastructure Monitoring Using SignalFx

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