Wavefront® by VMware® is a hosted metrics analytics platform that delivers immediate visibility across all Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) components and cloud applications, helping engineering teams to monitor, troubleshoot, and plan their entire stack. Wavefront empowers both PCF administrators and developers with sharable, self-service metrics to release code to production faster.
Visualize PCF Health Completely
Get pre-packaged, real-time insight into the performance of the Pivotal Cloud Foundry PaaS and its key components.
Alert on Code/PCF Anomalies Earlier
Utilize the Wavefront Query Language and Analytics Engine to customize code/PCF component metrics and proactively detect anomalies.
Scale Applications on PCF Faster
Gather and analyze all custom code/PCF metrics to understand impact of code in production, also for trend analysis and capacity planning.
Wavefront by VMware is a SaaS-based metrics monitoring and analytics platform that handles the high-scale requirements of modern cloud-native applications. Wavefront’s speed, scale and flexibility help DevOps and developer teams gain real-time visibility into the full-stack performance of their highly distributed applications running on public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures.
Option to broker a connection to a service running external to Pivotal Cloud Foundry.
Option to create and destroy the service instance on demand as required.
The service is documented with instructions for setup and operation.
Encryption at rest. Stored data is encrypted.
Encryption in motion. Data transmitted between app and service are encrypted.
Supports high availability against internal service failures to minimize downtime for bound applications.
Get visibility into details of service operation through standard monitoring and logging tools for products and Pivotal Cloud Foundry.
Quotas. Operators can place limits on service instance counts.
Option to consume app logs and metrics from the Loggregator firehose.
Option to consume platform component metrics from the Loggregator firehose.
Option to consume BOSH health metrics via bosh-addon.
The nozzle is deployed as an app running on Pivotal Cloud Foundry.
The nozzle is documented with instructions for setup and operation.
The nozzle adds org, space, and app names to app logs and metrics.
The nozzle caches org, space, and app names from metadata for performance.
The nozzle consumes data from the Loggregator firehose and forwards it to other applications and services via an encrypted channel.
The nozzle supports high availability against internal service failures to minimize event loss.
“Wavefront by VMware helps PCF operators, DevOps teams, and developers get metrics-driven insights into the real-time performance of their custom code, PCF platform and its underlying components. Wavefront proactively detects and alerts on production issues and improves agility in code releases.”
Rob Markovich, Sr. Director, VMware
Wavefront Analytics for PCF is a full-featured integration enabling you to monitor your PCF environment and applications running in PCF. The Wavefront Analytics for PCF integration includes a Wavefront Nozzle for PCF tile (available on the Pivotal Network), and many pre-defined Wavefront dashboards that provide visibility into the performance PCF as well as applications running within PCF.
The Wavefront Nozzle for PCF tile includes three components:
- A Wavefront Nozzle that retrieves metrics about your PCF deployment from the Loggregator Firehose and CF 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 PCF that enables developers to send their app metrics to Wavefront.
The Wavefront Service Broker for PCF exposes service plans so Operators can allow developers to create service plan instances using PCF Apps Manager or the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI), and bind them to their apps. Creating a Wavefront Proxy for PCF 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.
To get started monitoring your PCF environment, login to your Wavefront free trial or your Wavefront instance and go to Integrations > Pivotal Cloud Foundry.