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Quick Start Guide

Onboard with Levitate, create your first cluster, and start writing metrics data under just two minutes

Levitate takes under two minutes to sign up and get started. After signing up, you can create a cluster, grab a remote write URL, and plug it into your existing Prometheus or OpenTelemetry agents, and send metrics to Levitate.

Here is a walkthrough to sign up, create your first Levitate cluster, and get a fully functional managed time series database and Grafana in under two minutes.

Sign up on Levitate

Sign up via your Google/Microsoft Business account here.

Note that Levitate only allows work/business email accounts to sign up. Using personal emails is not allowed. You can use GitHub login for personal emails instead. Levitate Sign Up

Levitate Welcome Modal

Set up Levitate Cluster

Levitate Create Cluster

Provide details of the cluster you are creating.

  • Region → Asia/Mumbai(ap-south-1) OR Europe/Frankfurt(eu-west-1) OR North America/Virginia(us-east-2)
  • Cluster Name → Identify your cluster with a name
  • Description → Some additional info on what purpose this cluster serves!

Levitate Select Region for Cluster

Copy the Read and Write Token

Once you hit Create, Levitate automatically creates a token to access the metrics data. Just copy it and store in a secure place to be used in Prometheus or OpenTelemetry configurations.

Levitate Cluster Settings

Start writing data to Levitate

Copy the Write Configuration and paste it to your Prometheus remote write config. Then, reload Prometheus to start sending data to your Levitate cluster.

Levitate Cluster Remote Write Configuration

Start reading data from Levitate

Use Managed Grafana, part of Levitate, or read our How to configure Grafana for Levitate guide.

Levitate Cluster Read Data

Levitate Cluster Read Data Settings

With these simple steps, you have a fully operational Levitate cluster to be used as a metrics database. Invite your team members to Levitate, create new clusters, or set up alerts.