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Splunk integration with thousandeyes

stufty
Path Finder

Has anyone hooked up Splunk to the thousandeyes network monitor? I would rather not re-invent the wheel, but I would like to import what it sees into my Splunk repository.

Thanks in advance - Steve

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stufty
Path Finder

What we wound up doing is writing a C# windows service that hits the Thousand eyes API and reports any test failures. The frequency of this polling is configurable, but set to every 5 minutes by default. Not perfect, but we are getting valuable data.

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vikramyadav
Contributor

We can use TE add-on to onboard data. https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/5686/

 

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cesaccenturefed
Path Finder

Has one tried using the modular inputs app? 

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alexeyglukhov
Path Finder

It would be awesome if you could share your results if you configured it.

Thanks.

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alexeyglukhov
Path Finder

So, I looked through the APIs and it looks like in order to get all the metrics it'll require:

1. Firstly, to get list of currently configured tests https://developer.thousandeyes.com/v6/tests/

each test includes actions it does and, accordingly, pointers to those actions, from which we can get metrics, example:

https://api.thousandeyes.com/v6/web/http-server/your_testid_here.json

.

.

"apiLinks": [
                {
                    "rel""self",
                    "href""https://api.thousandeyes.com/v6/tests/your_testid_here"
                },
                {
                    "rel""data",
                    "href""https://api.thousandeyes.com/v6/web/http-server/your_testid_here"
                },
                {
                    "rel""data",
                    "href""https://api.thousandeyes.com/v6/web/page-load/your_testid_here"
                },
                {
                    "rel""data",
                    "href""https://api.thousandeyes.com/v6/net/metrics/your_testid_here"
                },
                {
                    "rel""data",
                    "href""https://api.thousandeyes.com/v6/net/path-vis/your_testid_here"
                },
                {
                    "rel""data",
                    "href""https://api.thousandeyes.com/v6/net/bgp-metrics/your_testid_here"
                }
            ],
.
.
2. So, the next step will be to invoke those test action APIs to get those metrics.
 
Doable, of course, but would be better to have a one API invocation to get all metrics of all tests.
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stufty
Path Finder

sure @HackerAce, here is the guts of our C# capture routine. We pass in https://api.thousandeyes.com/alerts.xml as the URI. Once you get the data, you can parse it and then either use HEC or write to a file that a UF is reading from.

Cheers - Steve

public static string Fetch(string URI)
{
    string content = string.Empty;
    string username = Credentials.GetUsername();
    string password = Credentials.GetPassword();
    string userpass = string.Format("{0}:{1}", username, password);
    WebRequest req = WebRequest.Create(URI);
    req.Method = "GET";
    req.Headers["Authorization"] = "Basic " + Convert.ToBase64String(Encoding.Default.GetBytes(userpass));
    HttpWebResponse resp = req.GetResponse() as HttpWebResponse;
    if (resp.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.OK)
    {
        using (var stream = resp.GetResponseStream())
        using (var sr = new StreamReader(stream))
        {
            content = sr.ReadToEnd();
        }
    }
    return content;
}
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HackerAce1
Engager

I would be interested to know how the integration works and if you would be willing to share?

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stufty
Path Finder

What we wound up doing is writing a C# windows service that hits the Thousand eyes API and reports any test failures. The frequency of this polling is configurable, but set to every 5 minutes by default. Not perfect, but we are getting valuable data.

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mookiie2005
Communicator

How did you configure the address for the SAAS, I am not seeing where that is supposed to be inputted/configured?

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