VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Nozzle

This documentation describes the Wavefront by VMware Nozzle integration for VMware Tanzu. Use this integration to monitor the health and performance of your VMware Tanzu deployment and apps using Wavefront.

The integration retrieves metrics about your VMware Tanzu deployment from the Loggregator Firehose and BOSH Health Monitor and sends them to Wavefront. Additionally, the integration also provides a mechanism for developers to send app metrics to Wavefront.

Overview

Wavefront is a cloud-hosted service where you send your time-series (metric) data – from Telegraf, CollectD, StatsD, JMX, Ruby’s logger, AWS, VMware Tanzu, etc.

You can then perform arbitrary mathematical operations on any number of those series, render charts to see anomalies or KPI dashboards, and ultimately create truly intelligent alerts to proactively watch over your entire stack.

The VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Nozzle tile includes three components:

  • A Wavefront Nozzle that retrieves metrics about your VMware Tanzu deployment from the Loggregator Firehose and BOSH Health Monitor and sends them to Wavefront.
  • A Wavefront Proxy that sends metrics to Wavefront in a secure, fast and reliable manner.
  • A Wavefront Service Broker for VMware Tanzu that enables developers to send their app metrics to Wavefront.

The Wavefront Service Broker for VMware Tanzu exposes service plans on the Marketplace. Developers can create service plan instances using Apps Manager or the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI) and bind them to their apps.

Creating a Wavefront Proxy for VMware Tanzu service instance and binding it to an app provides the routing information of a Wavefront proxy to the app. This lets developers send app metrics to Wavefront through the proxy.

Wavefront’s integration with VMware Tanzu includes:

  • Summary visualization of key VMware Tanzu metrics
  • Built-in VMware Tanzu dashboards with configurable alerts
  • Ability to handle millions of metrics per second

For more information about Wavefront by VMware, see https://wavefront.com.

Key Features

VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Nozzle includes the following key features:

  • Send metrics about your VMware Tanzu deployment to Wavefront.
  • Bind Wavefront to any app running on VMware Tanzu

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Nozzle.

Element Details
Tile version v2.0.0
Release date February 7, 2020
Software component version Wavefront Nozzle v1.2.0, Wavefront Proxy v5.7, and Wavefront Service Broker v0.9.5
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v2.5.x, v2.6.x, v2.7.x and v2.8.x
Compatible VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs version(s) v2.5.x, v2.6.x, v2.7.x and v2.8.x
BOSH stemcell version Ubuntu Xenial
IaaS support AWS, GCP, and vSphere

Requirements

VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Nozzle has the following requirements:

  • Read-only administrative access to the Doppler Firehose and Cloud Controller.
  • A Wavefront account and API token.
  • A VMware Tanzu Quota with at least 8G of available memory.

Feedback

If you have a feature request, questions, or information about a bug, please contact Wavefront Support.

License

This integration is released under the Apache 2.0 license.