Have you started trying Wavefront the metric monitoring tool? There is not much article or blog from Google. I would suggest to start with VMware Hands-on Lab. HOL-1902-01-CMP is a good place to start with. Apart from HOL, I like to test out Wavefront Integrations. Wavefront allows integrating directly from various products. There are step-by-step instructions that is very easy to collect metrics from your source. Moreover, you can modify the pre-defined dashboard and create your own dashboard. Of course, the most important is to learn from built-in Wavefront query language in the beginning.

 

Once you have an account at Wavefront instance, you can see those Wavefront integrations.

 

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Integration with Windows Host is very straight forward. We just need to download wavefront proxy and setup the software with our own token. The next step is to download and install Telegraf Agent. By default, it will point to localhost wavefront proxy. Therefore, there is nothing to change. Once both wavefront proxy and telegraf agent services are started, you can read the dashboard with your windows host metric.

 

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In my testing, I would like to use my colleague's token so both of our machines will metrics to same wavefront instance. It is the first step to compare my machine and my colleague's machine by time series. We failed. I modified wavefront.conf and change to token field. Even wavefront proxy service got restarted, metric still sent to my instance. It seems like a bug. There is no resolution from the internet. Finally, I got a help from a wavefront engineer suggesting me to remove "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wavefront\bin.wavefront_id" and get the wavefront proxy service restarted. It works! It's not documented. I have frustrated for days. Finally I got it fix.

 

Lastly, by changing hostname = "" in telegraf.conf, we can test out multiple sources sending to same wavefront proxy instance. It's really cool!

 

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