Infrastructure Monitoring Using SignalFx

Infrastructure Monitoring Using SignalFx

Upcoming Classes


Instructor-led online training

Location Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020 Jan 2021 Feb 2021 Mar 2021
AMER Pacific Time - Virtual Oct 5 – Oct 6
Nov 2 – Nov 3
EMEA UK Time - Virtual Nov 9 – Nov 10
Dec 14 – Dec 15
Jan 25 – Jan 26
AMER Eastern Time - Virtual Dec 7 – Dec 8


This comprehensive course targets Ops, SREs and observability teams. It provides practical applications of using the SignalFx platform. Learn to navigate the user interface and monitor your infrastructure using out-of-the-box SignalFx functionality.
Through in-person discussions and hands-on activities, understand the key components of the SignalFx data model. Deep dive into visualizing your infrastructure and custom metrics by building dashboards and charts based on example scenarios. Get more out of your data (and create stable alerts) using analytic functions. Learn to create detectors for common use cases.
All these concepts are taught using lectures and scenario-based hands-on activities.


  • Differentiate Between Types of SignalFx Metadata
  • Monitor your Environment using SignalFx Built-in Content
  • Create and Manage SignalFx Teams
  • Work with Dashboard Groups and Dashboards
  • Work with Charts
  • Create Detectors and Alert on SignalFx Metrics
  • Create Detectors for Common Use Cases


2 Days


Module 1 -Introducing SignalFx

  • Describe the SignalFx solution
  • Describe and use SignalFx metadata
  • Use the Infrastructure Navigator
  • Navigate built-in dashboards

Module 2 – Create Team Summary Dashboards

  • Create a SignalFx team
  • Work with dashboard groups and dashboards
  • Work with charts
  • Share dashboards and charts
  • Describe how SignalFx handles data

Module 3 – Alerting on SignalFx Metrics

  • Create detectors
  • Create events
  • View events in dashbaords
  • Mute notications
  • Share charts

Module 4 – Creating Custom Dashboards

  • Use sum (group by)
  • Use Top N/Bottom N
  • Use percentiles
  • Compare week over week change or look at growth rate
  • Describe rollups and resolution in charts
  • Create data links
  • Monitor multiple signals

Module 5 – Creating Detectors for Common Use Cases

  • Monitor populations
  • Create non-flapping detectors
  • Monitor aperiodic data
  • Handle delayed data
  • Monitor cyclical patterns
  • Monitor large number of sources
  • Monitor an ephemeral infrastructure





  • SignalFx Fundamentals (self-paced)

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