Ingestion Services

Integrations make it possible for Moogsoft to ingest data from a variety of monitoring tools. This process centralizes your data and lets you use the features available in Moogsoft to add value to the data you're already collecting.

Ingested data may take the form of events or metrics, depending on the integration.

After you've set up an integration and your monitoring data is flowing into Moogsoft, you can:

  • View metrics in a graphical interface with duplicated, repeated, and obsolete events removed from the data stream, so you can more easily identify important or unique events.

  • Detect anomalies using configurable metrics parameters.

  • Enrich metrics with workflows to make them more meaningful. For example, you can indicate applications which cause certain events or group together related events.

  • Cluster related alerts into incidents which you can then assign to other users and set statuses.

  • Use the correlation engine algorithms to build custom rules that cluster certain related alerts into incidents.

In most cases, integrations take just a few minutes to configure.

Moogsoft uses three methods to create inbound integrations:

  • Collector

    The Moogsoft Collector lets you ingest data and chart multiple metrics using a variety of built-in plugins. The data displayed is system dependent, depending on the operating system, configured features, and other parameters.

  • Supported integrations

    These integrations require minimal user input and are quick to configure using forms available in Moogsoft. The features for each supported integration vary. Some supported integrations include AWS CloudWatch and Datadog.

  • API Webhooks

    You can use the Create Your Own Integration (CYOI) feature to set up a custom API endpoint in Moogsoft to listen for communications from a webhook in your source monitoring tool. Your integration and data are clearly identified by a name of your choosing within Moogsoft. Custom mapping your payload fields allows translation of source data to Moogsoft.

    Step-by-step instructions for configuring integrations with several popular monitoring tools are available. Many others are possible using a webhook in your monitoring tool, custom mappings, and your custom CYOI endpoint.

In addition to inbound integrations, Moogsoft also includes outbound integrations. Refer to the related topics for more information.