Sending Custom Metrics to SignalFx

Sending Custom Metrics to SignalFx

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Instructor-led online training

Location Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020 Jan 2021 Feb 2021 Mar 2021
AMER Pacific Time - Virtual Oct 12 – Oct 13


To monitor the performance of your infrastructure and applications, you need real-time metrics. SignalFx offers support for a broad range of integrations for collecting system metrics for infrastructure components. Using the SignalFx client libraries, you can create custom metrics that give you the flexibility to monitor all aspects of your services or applications.
This one-day course, targeted towards developers and DevOps, focuses on creating custom metrics to monitor your applications/services with SignalFx. Learn to instrument applications/services to send in custom metrics that characterize the application of service. Define relevant metadata for your metrics to let you find, filter and aggregate the metrics that you want ot chart or alert on. Create charts and custom dashboards to visualize these custom metrics. Create detectors to monitor the metrics to alert when there are any issues with the application or service.
Learn the concepts and apply the knowledge through discussions and hands-on activities


  • Sending Data into SignalFx
  • Describe the SignalFx Architecture
  • Describe the SignalFx Data Model
  • Send Custom Metrics into SignalFx
  • Manage Metadata
  • Visualize and Alert on Custom Metrics


2 Days


Module 1 – Sending Data to SignalFx

  • Describe the SignalFx real-time streaming architecture
  • Describe how SignalFx can monitor environments
  • Describe how to send data into SignalFx from various sources
  • Define the use case for sending in custom metrics

Module 2 – Understanding the SignalFx Data Model

  • Describe the components of a SignalFx datapoint
  • Describe how metadata is used in SignalFx
  • Differentiate between dimensions, properties and tags
  • Differentiate between metric types
  • Describe SignalFx events

Module 3 – Sending Custom Metrics into SignalFx

  • Send custom metrics to SignalFx
  • Send custom events
  • Send in backfill data into SignalFx
  • Send in StatsD metrics

Module 4 – Manage Metadata

  • Use the API to query for metrics, dimensions, properties and tags
  • Define properties, tags on metrics and dimensions
  • Modify properties and tags on metrics and dimensions

Module 5 – Visualize and Alert on Custom Metrics

  • Create charts on custom dashboards in custom dashboard groups
  • Create detectors to monitor issues of interest





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