Come up to speed with tutorials in product, GitHub, and docs.

Learn Wavefront with in-product or external resources:

  • Learn Wavefront in Wavefront: Getting Started workflow, tutorial and tour integrations, help panel, integration setup examples.
  • Tutorials, Videos, and More: Tutorials, Reference documentation, FAQs and Recipes, videos, and more.

Learn Wavefront in Wavefront

The Getting Started onboarding flow helps you get data into Wavefront, build a dashboard, and create an alert.
  • All trial users go through a Getting Started flow.
  • All other users can click Getting Started in the taskbar to start.
You can use the customer-wide or user-level preferences to control whether Getting Started is visible in the taskbar.
screenshot of Getting Started second screen
The Tutorial integration allows you to experiment with charts and alerts to learn (clone the integration to save your results).
  1. In the taskbar, click Integrations.
  2. Click Wavefront Tutorial and click the Dashboards tab.
  3. Click a dashboard and follow the instructions on the left to explore the charts (with sample data) on the right.
all tutorial dashboards
The Tour Pro integration is a deep dive into Wavefront functionality.

You can explore Tour dashboards and charts, which use sample data to highlight functionality like Anomaly Detection or fine-tuning alerts. The tour also includes single-host and cluster metrics exploration dashboards.
  1. In the taskbar, click Integrations.
  2. Search for and click Tour Pro and click the Dashboards tab.
  3. Click any of the dashboards to explore - they can be used independently.
screenshot of cluster metrics exploration dashboard
The Help panel is available for most screens when you click the question mark ?. You'll get a brief overview and links to other information. screenshot collage: first click on ? icon, then see help in panel on the right.

Find Reference Documentation, FAQs, and Best Practices

Our docs include reference documentation for API, query language, and chart options. Our customer success team helped with FAQs and best practices.

REST API reference documentation is available:
  • From the gear icon in the top right on the taskbar inside the product (see screenshot). This option shows you the current version on your cluster.
  • From the VMware Code website. This option shows the most recent version.
gear icon menu with API Documentation selected
Query language reference documentation is available in this doc set. Click any link to see a function page with examples for that function, as shown in the screenshot on the right. screenshot of Aggregation functions section, with 2 functions with links
The Chart Reference has details for each chart type. TOC of chart reference
For Best Practices, our engineering and customer success teams continually update the information. Those doc pages have a label. Use the Best Practices tile in docs.wavefront.com or pick one of these popular Best Practices pages: screenshot of tile, best practices highlighted
Our FAQ info helps both users who are new to Wavefront and users who know exactly what they want. We're updating this list as we hear from you in conversations or on Slack. screenshot of TOC of chart FAQ

Learn with Tutorials & Videos

This doc set includes a set of tutorials for common use cases and links to short videos that help you get up to speed quickly.





Tutorials use simple examples to get you up to speed with the different Wavefront components.

We're continually adding to this set - let us know what else you'd like to see.
Screenshot of QL tutorial
Videos have been part of Wavefront learning from the start. Different videos have different focus.
  • Lightboard videos give conceptual background
  • Our task-focus videos show how to get things done.
Here are some task-focus intro videos. Click links in that section for more.
Introduction to Wavefront video