📄️ Getting Started
Welcome to Circonus! This guide will help you create your account, get metrics flowing to Circonus, and take actionable steps based on your system performance that you will soon start to see.
📄️ Account Creation
If you have not already created an account, please navigate to https://www.circonus.com/free-trial/ and create an account to get started with a 60-day free trial.
📄️ Circonus Unified Agent
The Circonus Unified Agent (CUA) is a lightweight GoLang-based application that can be installed in a couple of different ways depending on whether you are just testing Circonus or performing a large deployment in your environment. CUA reports metrics from a host, container, cloud, etc. that it is installed on. CUA can be set up with various integrations by simply updating the CUA configuration file to gather additional metrics.
📄️ Data Model
Circonus organizes data in terms of metrics and checks.
Integrations allow you to collect various metrics with a poll-based collection method from either the Circonus Unified Agent (CUA) that is deployed on a host, or directly from your Circonus account where you can specify a broker for the integration to run remotely on. Available Integrations can be seen in your Circonus account if you click on integrations within the primary navigation and then select Library. Click on the Integrations tab and then Click on Library. A variety of integrations are available to gather metrics from the cloud, infrastructure, applications, and more.
📄️ Metrics Explorer
To explore the telemetry data you're collecting within the Circonus platform, you can leverage our Metrics Explorer. Navigate to Metrics Explorer by clicking "Analytics" within the primary navigation and then "Metrics Explorer."
📄️ System Overview
Circonus Technology Diagram
Circonus creates metric metadata known as stream tags to provide all the capabilities of the Metrics 2.0 specification; self-describing, and orthogonal tags for every decision. In addition, Stream Tags offer extra capabilities as detailed below.