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Ingest - Creating Metric Data

The ingest API allows you to send raw data to Netuitive. At least one integration must be set up in your Netuitive account to use the ingest endpoint. We recommend using the unique API key (found on the API keys page under the Account Profile drop-down menu) for the Custom integration automatically created for your account as your go-to for anything related to using our API.

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To properly use the ingest endpoint, you should first understand the following concepts:

  • Elements: Elements are the physical or logical components that Netuitive monitors. An element can be a physical entity, such as a server or network element, a virtual entity, such as a transaction, or a business entity, such as a company traded on the stock market. Elements are the base component that Netuitive uses to analyze metrics and determine the status of your environment. For more information about elements and the properties of elements, see Elements.
  • Metrics: Metrics are quantifiable measurements whose values are monitored by Netuitive and used to assess the performance of an element. Metrics are always associated with one or more elements. Examples of metrics include CPU utilization, Network Bytes Per Second, and Response Time.
  • Attributes: Attributes are pieces of metadata associated with elements and/or metrics. Attributes are usually received from an integration. For example, Amazon EBS elements have a variety of attributes, including size, region, createTime (the time stamp when the volume was created), and state.
  • Samples: A sample is a raw data value that is delivered from an ingestion service (integration) to Netuitive.
  • Tags: A tag is a key-value pair that is applied to an entity in Netuitive.
  • Relationships: A uni- or bi-directional relationship between two elements. See Element Detail Panel for more information.