What is the difference between the freemium cluster and a Wavefront trial?
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.
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
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.
Reach out to us on Slack and join the #springboot public channel for more information.
Why do I not see a link to access the Wavefront service on start-up?
- 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
application.propertiesfile. If you want to see the link printed on the console, add
- 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
- If you want to use Wavefront in a larger deployment, sign-up for a Wavefront trial at www.wavefront.com and see Manage Service Accounts to learn how to create a service account. Next, add the token and URL to the
application.propertiesfile. 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
application.properties 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_freemiumfile 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?
Reach out to us on Slack and join the #springboot public channel.