Wavefront offers a wealth of resources for getting up to speed.
The in-product Getting Started tutorial gives a overview of Wavefront architecture, a preview of dashboards and alerts, and next steps. If you prefer a hands-on approach, check out the Getting Started Dashboards. These dashboards help you get acquainted with topics such as the query language, alerting, and chart types.
Otherwise, the following list of documents are great for getting started with Wavefront. If you want a condensed set of documentation, focus on the categories and topics with a icon.
Getting Started Tutorial
The in-product Getting Started tutorial is for new Wavefront instances and new users within existing instances. The Getting Started tutorial gives a overview of Wavefront architecture, a preview of dashboards and alerts, and next steps and if you are a trial user, leads you through the process of setting up your first integration. The first time you log in the Getting Started tutorial displays automatically. To access the Getting Started tutorial otherwise, click Getting Started in the Wavefront task bar. You can control whether the Getting Started tutorial is visible in the customer-wide and user preferences.
Standalone tutorials help you quickly learn the basics of getting, displaying, and working with data.
Also see the Getting Started Dashboards labeled with the tag wavefront.tutorial.
The following topics are great for learning about what Wavefront is, how to get data into Wavefront, what you can do based on your assigned permissions, and how to organize and search for entities in Wavefront, and to get an introduction to the main entities in Wavefront: charts, dashboards, alerts, events, and integrations.
- Introduction to Wavefront
- Getting Data into Wavefront Overview
- Permissions Overview
- Organizing with Tags
- Searching Wavefront
Charts and Dashboards
Dashboards make it possible to save multiple charts in a single location for future use. The following topics and video will help you to learn how to create and use charts and dashboards in Wavefront.
Wavefront Query Language is the foundation of charts and alerts in Wavefront. The following topics and video will help you learn the query language.
- Getting Started with Wavefront Query Language
- Query Builder
- Wavefront Query Language Quick Reference
- Query Wizard
- Series Matching
- Point Tags in Queries
Alerts and Events
Alerts and events make it possible to track critical changes in your environment. The following topics will help you learn about alerts and events in Wavefront.
Release notes summarize the features added to each release and changes to existing features.
Use Case Videos
Use case videos demonstrate how to address typical scenarios using Wavefront.