Wavefront Integration Guide

Wavefront by VMware is a hosted metric monitoring-as-a-service for cloud native application and infrastructure. With over 200 supported integrations, it gathers telemetry across your entire stack into a unified metrics store. Coupled with the industry’s most advanced query analytics, Wavefront renders visualizations for intelligent alerting, rapid anomaly detection, and accurate trending.

In PagerDuty

  1. Go to the Services menu and select Service Directory.
  2. On the Service Directory page:
    • If you are creating a new service for your integration, click +New Service and follow the steps outlined, selecting this integration in step 4.
    • If you are adding your integration to an existing service, click the name of the service you want to add the integration to. Then click the Integrations tab and click Add a new integration.
    • Note: Wavefront recommends using the native integration instead of the PagerDuty email integration, but the choice between the two targets should be dependent upon how you want incidents to be created in PagerDuty based on your Wavefront alerts. You can read further about comparing API vs email integration on Wavefront documentation.
  3. Under Select the integration(s) you use to send alerts to this service search and select this integration.
  4. Click the Add Service or Add Integration button to save your new integration. You will be redirected to the Integrations page for your service.
  5. Find the integration in the list, copy the Integration Key and keep it in a safe place for later use.

In WaveFront

  1. In Wavefront, open the Alerts browser.
  2. If you have an alert, locate the alert and click the alert name to open the Edit Alert screen. Otherwise, create an alert. For help, see Creating an Alert.
  3. Scroll down to the Target List field.
  4. Configure the target with a PagerDuty API integration key or email address:
    • PagerDuty API integration key – Type pd: into the Targets field and paste the API integration key after pd:. You will be unable to save the alert if pd: does not precede the key or the key is incomplete.
    • PagerDuty email address – Paste the email address into the Targets field.
  5. Click Save.

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