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VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront

SaaS-based Metrics Monitoring and Analytics for Tanzu

Compatible with TAS

Compatible with TAS
Can be consumed by apps on TAS

Compatible with PKS
Can be consumed by apps on PKS

Compatible with Standalone PKS
Runs on PKS with no dependency on TAS

Wavefront® by VMware® is a hosted metrics analytics platform that delivers immediate visibility across all Tanzu components and cloud applications, helping engineering teams to monitor, troubleshoot, and plan their entire stack. Wavefront empowers both Tanzu administrators and developers with sharable, self-service metrics to release code to production faster.

Visualize Tanzu Health Completely

Get pre-packaged, real-time insight into the performance of the Tanzu PaaS and its key components.

Alert on Code/Tanzu Anomalies Earlier

Utilize the Wavefront Query Language and Analytics Engine to customize code/Tanzu component metrics and proactively detect anomalies.

Scale Applications on Tanzu Faster

Gather and analyze all custom code/Tanzu metrics to understand impact of code in production, also for trend analysis and capacity planning.

Wavefront Overview
Wavefront by VMware Overview

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.

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Integration features

Option to broker a connection to a service running external to Tanzu.

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 Tanzu.

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 Tanzu.

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 Tanzu operators, DevOps teams, and developers get metrics-driven insights into the real-time performance of their custom code, Tanzu platform and its underlying components. Wavefront proactively detects and alerts on production issues and improves agility in code releases.”

Rob Markovich, Sr. Director, VMware

How It Works

Wavefront Analytics for Tanzu is a full-featured integration enabling you to monitor your Tanzu environment and applications running in Tanzu. The Wavefront Analytics for Tanzu integration includes a Wavefront Nozzle for Tanzu tile (available on the Network), and many pre-defined Wavefront dashboards that provide visibility into the performance Tanzu as well as applications running within Tanzu.

The Wavefront Nozzle for Tanzu tile includes three components:

  • A Wavefront Nozzle that retrieves metrics about your Tanzu 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 Tanzu that enables developers to send their app metrics to Wavefront.

The Wavefront Service Broker for Tanzu exposes service plans so Operators can allow developers to create service plan instances using Tanzu Apps Manager or the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI), and bind them to their apps. Creating a Wavefront Proxy for 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.

To get started monitoring your Tanzu environment, login to your Wavefront free trial or your Wavefront instance and go to Integrations > Tanzu.

Learn more about Wavefront Analytics for Tanzu here or try for free at

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