Learn how to customize a built-in integration and how to set up a custom integration.

Integrations are one easy way to get data from external systems into Wavefront. Use one of the built-in integrations and customize it as needed.

We update our list of new and updated built-in integrations monthly.

Try an Integration!

Sign up for a Wavefront trial to try integrations. Detailed setup steps for each integration are in the product.

Here’s a sample of what you see when you select one of the Wavefront integrations:

  • The Overview tab explains how the integration works and what’s included, often a sample dashboard with commonly used charts.
  • The Setup tab has instructions for configuring the integration.
  • The Metrics and Dashboard tabs are preconfigured to show your metrics after you’ve set up the integration. You can clone and customize our dashboards

Here’s a screen shot that shows the different tabs of the Apache Solr integration.

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Note Even if we don’t have an integration for you data source, you can send your data directly to the Wavefront proxy in one of the supported data formats.

Built-In and Custom Integrations

Wavefront lets you set up many integrations directly from the product. For other integrations, we give step-by-step instructions – or you can send your data to Wavefront in other ways, for example, using the Telegraf output plugin for Wavefront.

  • Built-in integrations provide assisted installation and configuration. Many integrations also install a dashboard for you. Access the integration by selecting Integrations from the task bar and clicking the Setup tab.

  • Customizable built-in integrations provide a built-in integration for the initial connection, with additional customization information in this documentation.

  • Custom integrations provide installation and configuration instructions in this documentation.

This table provides links to the documentation pages for many of the custom and customizable integrations:

CategoryExamples
Customizable built-in integrations AWS Metrics Integration,Amazon Web Services ECS, AWS Lambda Functions, Log Data – FileBeat and TCP
Custom integrations - Data Collector AppDynamics, NewRelic, External links, R
Custom integrations - collectd Apache collectd, Cassandra collectd, MySQL collectd, NGINX collectd, Redis collectd, ZooKeeper collectd

Integration States

The Integrations page reports integration state depending on two factors:

  • Whether metrics ever reported and whether they reported in the last 2 hours or in the last 7 days.
  • The state of content installation: never installed, installed, uninstalled.

Supported States

The supported states are:

  • Active - integrations whose metrics are reporting and installed or uninstalled content.
  • Available - integrations whose metrics never reported and never installed content or integrations that don’t have metrics.
  • Warning - integrations whose metrics never reported and installed content.
  • Error - integrations whose metrics reported within the last 7 days but have stop reporting for 2 hours and installed content.

You can filter integrations by state or with the following saved searches:

  • New Integrations - integrations that have metrics reporting for at most two hours and have installed content
  • Installed Integrations - integrations in the Active, Warning, or Error state. An integration can be in one of these states even if content has been uninstalled.

State Indicators

When you hover over an integration, Wavefront colors the integration border and displays indicators based on the current state:

MetricsNo Metrics
Content Active Warning or Error
No Content Active Available

For example, the following integration is in the Error state because metrics have reported within the last 7 days but have stopped reporting in the past 2 hours and content is installed.

integration state

Installing and Uninstalling Integration Dashboards

You can install and uninstall dashboards from Featured and Data Collector integrations.

  1. Click Integrations.
  2. Click the integration tile.
  3. Click the Content tab.
  4. Click [Install | Uninstall] Dashboards.

Cloning and Customizing Dashboards

You cannot modify Wavefront system dashboards. Instead, click the Edit (pen) icon, select Clone, and provide a URL string that’s just the name (e.g. mydashboard) and not the URL (e.g. http://mydashboard). You can then customize the clone to suit your needs.

More Info

On our wavefront.com site we have several blog posts with use cases and background info: