I have an application that exposes performance metrics via a REST API. - that is - I can issue a HTTP REST message to this application, and it will return a JSON payload with that system's latest performance metrics.
What do I need to do in order to get SPLUNK to invoke this REST API periodically, and, retrieve this information, save it, and make t available in a dashboard ??
The only place i can find it - and for the life of me, i can't find it in the docs either - is if you go to Settings>Data Inputs>REST>New in the Web Interface. I'm sure it's saved off in the inputs.conf file but i haven't checked.