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Analyze billing and usage data for your subscription plan 🔗

Important

The original µAPM product, released in 2019, is now called µAPM Previous Generation (µAPM PG). Wherever you see the reference, µAPM now refers to the product released on March 31, 2020.

If you’re using µAPM Previous Generation (µAPM PG), see Overview of SignalFx Microservices APM Previous Generation (µAPM PG).

Use the APM Billing and Usage page to view charts that track your organization’s APM usage against its entitlements. You have to be an administrator to view the Billing and Usage page for your organization.

You can also use the Billing and Usage page to get detailed reports of each billing period. For more information, see View billing reports for your subscription plan.

To view your organization’s APM billing and usage, go to Organization Settings > Billing and Usage and select the APM tab.

How APM calculates usage 🔗

APM uses SignalFx organization metrics to calculate usage for traces analyzed per minute (TAPM) and host subscription plans. Entitlements for host subscription plans are based on the number of hosts and containers sending data to APM. Entitlements for TAPM subscription plans are based on the number of traces you send to APM per minute.

As a result, the metrics for calculating usage depend on the subscription plan type. See the following sections for more information about how APM calculates usage for each subscription plan type. To confirm the plan for your organization, view the Subscription panel on the Billing and Usage page.

To see all of the organization metrics for APM, see Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring Organization Metrics.

Metrics for TAPM subscription plans 🔗

This is what the APM Billing and Usage page looks like for a TAPM subscription plan:

This image displays the APM Billing and Usage page for a TAPM subscription plan.

These metrics power the charts:

Metric Chart Description
sf.org.apm.numTracesReceived TAPM The number of traces Splunk APM receives and processes.
sf.org.apm.numSpanBytesReceived Trace Volume The number of bytes Splunk APM accepts from ingested span data after decompression, filtering and throttling.
sf.org.apm.numTroubleshootingMetricSets Troubleshooting MetricSets The cardinality of Troubleshooting MetricSets for each 1-minute window.

Metrics for host subscription plans 🔗

This is what the APM Billing and Usage page looks like for a host subscription plan:

This image displays the APM Billing and Usage page for a host subscription plan.

These metrics power the charts:

Metric Chart Description
sf.org.apm.numHosts Hosts The number of hosts that are actively sending data to Splunk APM.
sf.org.apm.numContainers Containers The number of containers actively sending data to Splunk APM.
sf.org.apm.numSpanBytesReceived Trace Volume The number of bytes Splunk APM accepts from ingested span data after decompression after filtering and throttling.
sf.org.apm.numTroubleshootingMetricSets Troubleshooting MetricSets The cardinality of Troubleshooting MetricSets for each 1-minute window.

How APM calculates billing 🔗

APM provides a billed value for each usage metric the system collects for each billing period. The billed value is the higher of these metric values:

  • The average per-minute usage throughout the billing period
  • 50% of the peak usage for the billing period.

Every chart on the APM Billing and Usage page plots these metrics so you can monitor the billed value for each metric. This is an example TAPM chart:

This image displays a TAPM chart for a TAPM subscription plan.

The detailed billing report for each billing period provides the billed value for each usage metric. The following example illustrates how the billed value is based on the higher value of the usage metrics for a billing period:

# The billed TAPM value for this month is: 47064

# The average TAPM value for this month is: 31516

# The halfpeak TAPM value for this month is: 47064

For more information about APM billing reports, see View billing reports for your subscription plan.