As I mentioned in a previous post, we are beginning to use Wavefront, which is a Time Series Database (TSDB) that has an great user experience. Here’s a brief Getting Started guide that covers a bit of reverse engineering I did on the out-of-box installation process so that we can use automation to deploy the Wavefront Proxy.
The first step towards beginning to use Wavefront is to deploy local Wavefront Proxies inside of your environment that will ingest time series data and forward it to Wavefront since it is a SaaS based product. These proxies are easy to deploy as I’ll show, but I’ll also show how we automated the installation via Puppet. Get started by logging in to the Wavefront UI and select Browse > Proxies.
The next screen offers several convenient options for adding the proxy with a simple cut-and-paste command using: