Configuring Wavefront

Wavefront is an enterprise-grade cloud monitoring and analytics platform developed by VMWare. The integration allows you to push alert events and response time metrics to Wavefront, and we have worked together to make it seamless. To get started, you will first need to set up a Wavefront account at https://www.wavefront.com/.

Integration Functionality

  • When an alert is created within Uptime.com, an event is created in Wavefront and the downtime may be tracked in a Wavefront dashboard.
  • Response time metrics for your checks may be tracked and graphed in a Wavefront dashboard.

Integration Setup

To complete the Wavefront Integration, you must first login to your Wavefront account and take note of the root URL. A typical example looks like “https://longboard.wavefront.com”, but your root URL may differ. Make note of this root URL and then click the Settings Cog, followed by your Email Address.

From your Profile page, scroll to API Access and generate a new API Key if required. Copy the API Key and return to Uptime.com.

In order to activate the integration of Wavefront within your Uptime account, you will go to Notifications>Integrations, then click New Profile. Select Wavefront as the Provider Type when adding a new push notifications profile.

Paste the API Key into the API Token field, and then paste or type your Wavefront root URL into the Wavefront URL field.


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Once you've configured your Wavefront integration, you will need to assign it to a contact and make sure that contact is notified when a Check fails.

First, click Notifications>Contacts>New Contact. Select Wavefront from the Push Notifications field within the New Contact screen.

Finally, return to your Check’s Edit screen and assign Wavefront as one of the Contacts to be notified of a downtime event.