The VMware Tanzu Observability family of services supports observability in private and public clouds. What’s available depends in part on the VMware Tanzu edition that you are using.

VMware Tanzu editions package capabilities of the Tanzu Portfolio into clearly defined solutions targeted at the most common enterprise challenges. For information about VMware Tanzu, see the VMware Tanzu Documentation.

What We Offer to You

Use Tanzu Observability services for actionable insights into your Tanzu components. Different services are available for different components and editions.

You want... We offer... Works with... VMware Tanzu Edition
Tanzu Kubernetes Grid platform monitoring and logging available for on-premises Tanzu Kubernetes Grid deployments Tanzu Kubernetes Grid user managed add-ons for monitoring and logging based on Prometheus, Grafana, and Fluent-Bit open source
  • Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
  • VMware Tanzu Basic (Logging only)
  • VMware Tanzu Standard
  • VMware Tanzu Advanced
Out-of-the-box metrics monitoring for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition and for Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs) Healthwatch
  • Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition
  • Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs)
All VMware Tanzu editions:
  • VMware Tanzu Basic
  • VMware Tanzu Standard
  • VMware Tanzu Advanced
Full-stack SaaS Kubernetes monitoring, smart alerting, distributed tracing, and more. Tanzu Observability by Wavefront
  • Tanzu Mission Control
  • Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition
  • VMware Tanzu Advanced

VMware Tanzu Observability Services Overview

Tanzu Observability services include curated dashboards for the open-source Prometheus and Grafana solutions and the sophisticated Tanzu Observability by Wavefront product.

Monitoring and Logging with Prometheus, Grafana, and Fluent-Bit

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid provides monitoring with the open-source Prometheus and Grafana services. You deploy these services on your cluster and can then take advantage of Grafana visualizations and dashboards. As part of the integration, you can set up Alertmanager to send alerts to Slack or use custom Webhooks alert notifications.

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid architecture

For details see the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid product page.

Monitoring and Alerting with Healthwatch

Healthwatch 2.0 (formerly Pivotal Healthwatch) supports out-of-the-box metrics monitoring and alerting for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition and for Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs). Healthwatch helps operators monitor and understand the current health of the platform. The service tracks the recommended performance and scaling indicators for a given version of PCF.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Healthwatch

For details, see the Healthwatch product page.

Full-featured SaaS Observability with Tanzu Observability by Wavefront

Take advantage of full-stack Kubernetes monitoring, smart out-of-the-box alerting, distributed tracing, and more. Ingest data from Kubernetes or choose from 200+ integrations including cloud (AWS, Azure, PCS), monitoring software, and so on. Use predefined dashboards or create or customize dashboards or alerts using Wavefront Query Language.

Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Kubernetes dashboard

For details, see the VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront product page.

Where Do I Learn More About the VMware Tanzu Observability Services?

In addition to looking into the product pages, you can get deep-dive and learn more about the services from the documentation sets that we offer, as well as from the videos created by the VMware Tanzu team.

Click a link from the table of contents on the right to go the documentation for the services offered by VMware Tanzu Observability, or use the following links:

Learn about how VMware Tanzu helps you to create a Kubernetes development and deployment platform by watching videos on the VMware Tanzu YouTube channel.

Go to the VMware Tech Pubs channel to watch lightboard videos about VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, or watch task-based videos included in the Tanzu Observability by Wavefront doc set.