iDelta recently launched a new Splunk add-on, the MuleSoft CloudHub add-on for Splunk, which enables observability of CloudHub environments. If you use MuleSoft and CloudHub to manage your APIs, this add-on will let you monitor performance, error logging and metadata about your environments within Splunk.

Getting started with this add-on is nice and simple, and we’ve created plenty of documentation to help you to get the most out of it.

Firstly, you need to give the add-on access to a MuleSoft account that has ‘Read Applications’ permissions for the environment you wish to monitor in Splunk. To do this, visit the ‘Configuration’ screen and add the account credentials (you can use either the username/password or client-id/client-secret) – these will be stored locally in the Splunk environment and the password will be encrypted.

Then, it is simply a matter of adding the inputs you wish to monitor. We’ve created the app with 25 different inputs so that you can refine the data that is ingested into Splunk. These are explained in detail in our inputs index and cover a variety of data types made available via the CloudHub API. To add an input, go to the ‘Inputs’ tab, click on ‘New Input’, and select the input type you want from the drop-down. Fill in the requested details (you may wish to use our glossary to understand some of these), and you are good to go!

To help you get started, we’ve written a step-by-step guide to using the Discovery input, which is a handy tool for gathering metadata on your MuleSoft environment.

We’ll be posting some of the uses for this data in the future – in the meantime, if you have any questions or comments on the add-on, please do get in touch with us! We’d love to hear from you.

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Posted by:Becky Nielsen

Becky is a certified Splunk Admin, who has been working for iDelta since graduating from CodeClan's Professional Software Development course in 2019. Previously an archivist at several institutions around the UK, she holds an MSc in Information Management and Preservation from the University of Glasgow.