Identify potential hot spots of operations.

VMware Aria Operations for Applications (formerly known as Tanzu Observability by Wavefront) includes the Operation Dashboard, which you can use to identify potential hot spots in each operation, such as the GET operation of the beachshirts application’s shopping service. From the Operation Dashboard you can then drill down to the Traces Browser.

Explore the Default Operation Dashboard

The default, read-only dashboard lets you explore RED metrics of an operation, however, you can’t make changes to the dashboard.

See the Operation Dashboard:

  • Option 1:
    1. Log in to your service instance.
    2. From the toolbar, select Applications > Operation Dashboard.
  • Option 2: Drill down to the Operation Dashboard from the tracing traffic on the application map.

  • Option 3: Drill down to the Operation Dashboard from the traces browser, click on a trace, click on a span from a specific operation, and click Go to Operation Dashboard.

examine services

On the dashboard for a particular service, you can:

  • Select the time and time zone in the toolbar to customize the chart time properties.
  • Filter the metrics based on the operation, application, service, spankind, HTTP status code, cluster, shard, or source.
  • Select Detailed View or Summarized View to change the level of detail for charts.
  • Use icon to click to get the link to get a link and share what you’re seeing right now (NON-LIVE display) with other users.
  • Navigate to the Traces Browser.
    • Click See all operation traces.
    • Select a region of the histogram chart and click Search Traces to view the traces for the selected duration.
    • Click the vertical ellipsis in the top right of any chart, click Traces, and click a service.

Custom Operation Dashboard

The standard dashboard for operations is read-only. To create a customizable copy:

  1. Click the ellipsis icon and select Clone.
  2. In the cloned dashboard, add your own charts or customize the RED metrics charts.

After you save the clone, click Dashboard on the toolbar and search for your dashboard by its name. You can use it to drill down to the Traces Browser.

Save Charts in the Operation Dashboard

View queries used in the charts of the default Operation Dashboard and save these charts to your dashboard.

  1. Click the chart name to view the chart in edit mode and to view the query used in the chart.
  2. Click Save.
  3. Save the chart to a dashboard:
    • To save to an existing dashboard, start typing the name of the dashboard, select a dashboard, and click Insert.
    • Click Save to New Dashboard, enter the dashboard name and URL, and click Create. Specify only the URL string; do not include https://.
  4. When the target dashboard opens in edit mode, click and drag the chart to the location of your choice and click Save at the top.
Save the chart to a dashboard