Start Here: New User Walkthrough

Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to familiarize yourself with the many features of Circonus. This is the best way to get started with Circonus. For maximum results, work through these tutorials in order.

Introduction
If you're new to Circonus and want a quick overview of what it's all about, this "Getting Started" tutorial...
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017 at 3:02 PM
Circonus Terminology
To get the most out of your Circonus deployment, it's important to understand just a couple of key terms. Broker - a software ap...
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Create a Check
Create Your First Check In order to start collecting data, you’ll need to make checks that pertain to the type of data you’d like. For instance...
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017 at 2:58 PM
Create a Graph
Graphing in Circonus is completely distinct from the collection of data, which makes the system much more flexible for your needs. Instead of ...
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017 at 2:57 PM
Create an Alert
Circonus has the ability to create alerts for you based on defined rulesets. These rulesets allow you to set up thresholds that will trigger d...
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017 at 2:55 PM
Apply Analytics (Overlays)
Circonus doesn’t ever roll-up or aggregate any of your data, so you can do some interesting real-time analytics. The “+” button in the upper-ri...
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017 at 2:54 PM
Create a Dashboard
Looking at a graph is very useful for digging in to a specific metric. Sometimes, you want to see many metrics at once, all streaming into you...
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017 at 2:56 PM
Tags
Tags in Circonus behave very similarly to Gmail labels. You can create new tags on-the-fly, filter based on tags, and add multiple tags to the ...
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017 at 2:51 PM
Metric Clusters
Metric Clusters help with dynamic environments. This feature allows you to save a search query, such as "5minLoadAverage". You can th...
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017 at 2:51 PM
Templates
If you need to provision the same check across a list of hosts, templates can help you accomplish that. To start using templates, you’ll have t...
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017 at 2:50 PM