Get answers to your questions about Wavefront for Spring Boot

What is the difference between the freemium cluster and a Wavefront trial?

  • Freemium cluster
    The freemium cluster supports limited data ingestion throughput with 5-day retention and no SLA guarantees. It allows developers to try out Wavefront without having to sign up or provide an email address.

  • Wavefront trial
    The Wavefront trial allows you to experience the full power of the Wavefront platform by bringing in data from your cloud environments (AWS/GCP/Azure/vSphere), Kubernetes, over 200 integrations, and large-scale service fleets into a single observability platform. You can also create smart alerts that dynamically filter noise and capture true anomalies. We ask that you tell us more about yourself when signing up for a trial.

    Once you’ve signed up, you can retrieve an API token and configure it in your file:


What is the retention and Service Level Agreement (SLA) on the freemium cluster?

While this is subject to changes at any time, we currently retain 5 days of data and offer no SLA on the free Wavefront cluster. Production Wavefront clusters currently offer 18 months of full-resolution (no downsampling) data retention for metrics, 6 months for histograms, and 30 days for spans. We also have a 99.95% uptime guarantee, as well as High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options.

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  • Currently, only our freemium cluster supports automatic account provisioning with Spring Boot. If you are using a different cluster, you won’t see a link.
  • You have configured an API token in your application’s file. If you want to see the link printed on the console, add wavefront.freemium-account=true to the file.
  • If you have a web application, expose the Wavefront actuator endpoint to easily access your dashboard.

How do I ensure I send data to the same account all the time (across multiple machines and deployments)?

  • If you are just trying out Wavefront, see Manage Service Accounts to create a service account that has a static token for reporting. Once you have the token, add it to the file.
  • If you want to use Wavefront in a larger deployment, sign-up for a Wavefront trial at and see Manage Service Accounts to learn how to create a service account. Next, add the token and URL to the file. We can help you with sizing and designing large-scale collection architectures for metrics, histograms, and traces. Reach out to us on Slack and join the #springboot public channel for more information.

How do I set up an email/password login to the account?

You can Invite users and let them send data to the same cluster. To invite yourself, just enter your email address.

If you added wavefront.freemium-account=true to your file, make sure to remove it so that a single-use login URL is no longer requested on startup.

What do I do if I sign out of the freemium cluster?

  • If you have invited yourself and created an account, log in using your username and password.
  • Save the link that you used to access the Wavefront Service dashboard and restart your Spring Boot application. Next, paste the link you saved into a browser to access the dashboard.
  • If you deleted the ~/.wavefront_freemium file that was saved in the home directory, a new account is created and you will not be able to access the old link you saved to view your existing data.

How do I get help?

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