The VMware Tanzu Observability family of products and services supports observability in private and public clouds. What’s available depends in part on the VMware Tanzu edition that you are using. You can also use some of the products out of the box, as they are not included in any Tanzu edition.

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 the Tanzu Observability products and services for actionable insights into your Tanzu components. For information on the Tanzu Observability products and services, refer to the following documentation and video sets.

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Full-stack SaaS Kubernetes observability and smart alerting for Tanzu, Kubernetes, and multi-cloud.

Tanzu Observability by Wavefront
  • All Tanzu Kubernetes Platforms
  • Any K8s compatible distribution
  • Tanzu Application Service (TAS for VMs)
  • 250+ integrations

You can either use Tanzu Observability by Wavefront directly by setting up the Tanzu Observability integrations, or benefit from a more curated experience with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Operations edition.

Out-of-the-box application and platform metrics monitoring for on-premises TAS and TKGI Platform Operators.

Healthwatch platform monitoring and App Metrics application monitoring. Seamless integration with Tanzu Observability by Wavefront.

  • Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs)
  • Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition

You can use Healthwatch and App Metrics out of the box. Join the VMware Tanzu Network to download and install today.

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid platform monitoring and logging available for on-premises Tanzu Kubernetes Grid deployments. Tanzu Kubernetes Grid user managed packages for monitoring and logging based on Prometheus, Grafana, and Fluent-Bit open source
  • Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

Offered with the following Tanzu editions:

  • VMware Tanzu Community Edition (Logging only)
  • VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Standard

VMware Tanzu Observability Services and Products Overview

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

Full-Featured SaaS Observability with Tanzu Observability by Wavefront

Take advantage of full-stack Kubernetes monitoring and smart out-of-the-box alerting. Ingest data from Kubernetes or choose from 250+ integrations including cloud (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform), monitoring software, and so on. Use predefined dashboards, or clone and customize the predefined dashboards and alerts. You can also create your own dashboards or alerts by using the Wavefront Query Language or PromQL.

Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Kubernetes dashboard

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

Monitoring and Alerting with Healthwatch

Healthwatch for Tanzu Application Service 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 Tanzu Application Service.


For details, see the Healthwatch product page.

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 Kubernetes cluster and can then take advantage of Grafana visualizations and dashboards. The Tanzu Kubernetes Grid implementation of Prometheus includes Alert Manager, which you can configure to notify you when certain events occur.

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid architecture

For details see the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid product page.

Where Do I Learn More About the VMware Tanzu Observability?

In addition to looking into the product pages, you can deep-dive and learn more about the products and 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 left to go the documentation for the services offered by VMware Tanzu Observability, or use the following links:

Go to the VMware Information Experience channel to watch the videos about VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront.

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