Using PCF Healthwatch
This topic describes how to use Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) Healthwatch.
You can access PCF Healthwatch and its data through the PCF Healthwatch UI or directly through the service datastore. In addition, PCF Healthwatch forwards the metrics that it creates into the Loggregator Firehose.
To access the PCF Healthwatch UI, do the following:
- Navigate to
- When prompted to log in, enter the username and password of a UAA user that has the
The UAA admin user has the
healthwatch.readscope by default. If you want to log in with another UAA user, make this user a member of the
healthwatch.readgroup. For more information, see Allow Additional Users to Access the PCF Healthwatch UI.
You can access metrics data through the PCF Healthwatch datastore. See PCF Healthwatch Metrics for the description of available data points.
The table below provides login information.
|URL||Any of the MySQL VM IPs|
|Username||MySQL Admin Password credentials in the PCF Healthwatch tile|
|Password||MySQL Admin Password credentials in the PCF Healthwatch tile|
To access the MySQL datastore, you can do the following:
Method 1. Use BOSH to SSH into any of the MySQL VMs and run the
mysql -u root -pcommand.
Method 2. Assign an external IP to a MySQL VM and a firewall rule to open ports 3306 and 3308 and access MySQL externally.
Method 3. Open a tunnel into your IaaS network and connect that way externally.
PCF Healthwatch forwards the super metrics that it creates into the Loggregator Firehose so that they can be picked up by existing Firehose consumers. Below is an example of a product-generated metric output received through a Firehose nozzle.
origin:"healthwatch" eventType:ValueMetric timestamp:1502293311588995438 deployment:"p-healthwatch-e7f044a5cf4f0a807750" job:"healthwatch-forwarder" index:"06231d64-ad9f-4112-8423-6b41f44c0cf5" ip:"10.0.4.82" valueMetric:<name:"Firehose.LossRate.1H" value:0 unit:"hr">