Metrics Forwarder for VMware Tanzu is a service that allows apps to emit custom metrics to Loggregator and consume those metrics from the Loggregator Firehose.


You can interact with the service through the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI), Apps Manager, and an HTTP API.

Metrics Forwarder for VMware Tanzu enables users to do the following:

  • Configure apps to emit custom metrics to Loggregator.

  • Read custom metrics from the Loggregator Firehose using a Firehose consumer of their choice, including community and third-party nozzles.

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about Metrics Forwarder for VMware Tanzu.



Tile version 1.11.3
Release date September 24, 2018
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) 2.4.x, 2.3.x, 2.2.2 or later, and 2.1.15 or later

Compatible Pivotal Application Service (PAS)* version(s)

2.4.x, 2.3.x, 2.2.x, and 2.1.x

IaaS support

AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, and vSphere


You must install the following products to start using Metrics Forwarder for VMware Tanzu:

  • Pivotal Application Service (PAS) v2.1 or later

  • PCF Ops Manager v2.1 or later

These products are available on Pivotal Network.


The total number of metrics that Metrics Forwarder for VMware Tanzu can accept depends on the capacity of your Loggregator components.