VMware Blockchain provides two options to view metrics. You can retrieve metrics manually or have the data published to Wavefront or ELK.

To retrieve the metrics, configure the pullMetricsEndpoint values within the zone parameters in the infrastructure schema file and use third-party logging providers for metrics analysis. If the parameter is not specified, the default configuration is enabled where the metrics can be retrieved from http://<Blockchain-VM-IP>:9273/metrics URL. See Understanding the Infrastructure Schema Parameters.

To publish VMware Blockchain-related metrics, you must configure the wavefront parameters, elasticSearch parameters, and zone parameters in the infrastructure schema file. See Understanding the Infrastructure Schema Parameters.

Wavefront is a Software as a Service offering with an analytics platform that allows you to create monitoring dashboards for tracking metrics and alerting.

To generate a Wavefront token for the authentication with VMware Blockchain, you must have a Wavefront service account. See the Deactivate or Activate a Service Account section in the Wavefront Documentation.

ELK is the acronym for three open-source projects, namely, ElasticSearch, Logstash, and Kibana.

For VMware Blockchain, Telegraf publishes the metrics data to ElasticSearch. You must install ELK in your on-premises environment. To use this metrics provider, you must have the ELK endpoint URL and login credentials. See the instructions on installing ELK Stack on Docker on the logz.io website.

For detailed published VMware Blockchain metrics information and configuration in Wavefront or ELK, see Working With VMware Blockchain Metrics.