Understand what you can do as an administrator in Tanzu Observability by Wavefront.

Super Admin users and users with the Accounts permission can perform a variety of tasks, such as:

  • Manage the authorization and access to the Wavefront environment.
  • Select the authentication model in the Wavefront environment. For example by setting up SSO using an identity provider (IdP).
  • Monitor and troubleshoot the Wavefront environment and usage.
  • Purchase initial and additional Tanzu Observability capacity by using the self-service workflows in the UI.

Authorization

As a user with the Accounts permission, you can:

  • Invite users, assign roles to users or add the users to groups to grant permissions.
  • Create roles that are set of permissions and assign the role to one or more users.
  • Create groups and give all members of the group a set of permissions by assigning a role.
  • Manage user accounts and service accounts.
  • Protect individual dashboards or alerts and grant access only to selected groups or accounts.
  • Protect metrics or groups of metrics using metrics security policy rules.

Authentication

You can select your preferred authentication method for your environment by setting up single sign-on using an identity provider (IdP), so that users can log in by using SSO instead of a user name and password. Our authentication integrations use SAML and fully support two-factor authentication (managed by individual identity providers). In single-tenant authentication environment, you can set up or update self-service SAML SSO. You can also set up multi-tenancy, which is configured jointly by you – at the customer site, and the Tanzu Observability Technical Support team.

Monitor and Troubleshoot

As a Super Admin user, you can use the Wavefront Usage integration dashboards to monitor and troubleshoot your Wavefront environment. By using the dashboards in this integration, you can:

  • Get usage information for your Wavefront instance and Wavefront proxy.
  • Drill down into the metrics namespaces to discover trends.
  • Examine the points per second (PPS) usage based on predefined ingestion policies.
  • See whether the ingested metrics are at 95% of the committed rate and optionally get alerts if that happens.
  • In addition, you can create your own dashboards, charts, and alerts by using the internal metrics to investigate the problem.

As a Super Admin user, you can also monitor the overall Wavefront usage and see how data is used by specific accounts or groups, based on the ingestion policies that you create.

Purchase Tanzu Observability Capacity

As a Super Admin user, you can upgrade your Wavefront instance from a trial version to a billable subscription. You can also add more PPS to your active subscription.