You can create a dashboard to visualize and monitor your Lightstep Observability usage. Usage metrics are available for the following usage types:
Create a Lightstep Observability billing dashboard
You’ll use the
lightstep.billing.hourly_active_time_series metric to monitor your active time series and the
lightstep.billing.span_bytes metric to monitor your span data.
These metrics report at the project level. You need to create this dashboard for each project you want to monitor
From the navigation bar, click Dashboards.
Click Create a dashboard.
Click in the title to rename your dashboard to Lightstep Billing.
To add a chart to monitor active time series, click Add a chart.
Name the chart Active Time Series and enter
lightstep.billing.hourly_active_time_seriesas the metric name.
This metric is a gauge and measures the number of unique time series written to Lightstep Observability within an hour.
You need to enter the full metric name. Lightstep Observability will not auto-complete this metric.
The active time series metric is delayed by 12-24 hours. To see data in the chart, set the time picker to Last 1 week.
Repeat steps 5-7 to create a chart for span data usage, using the
This metric is a delta and measures the number of span bytes ingested by Lightstep Observability.
You can group by
Click Save and close the chart.
The dashboard now displays both charts.
You can now create alerts to warn you when you are starting to reach your billing threshold.