Announcements and new and updated features in VMware Aria Operations for Applications (formerly known as Tanzu Observability by Wavefront).

This page lists new and updated features for the VMware Aria Operations for Applications service.


VMware Aria Operations for Applications on VMware Cloud Services

Starting July 3, 2023, VMware Aria Operations for Applications is a service on the VMware Cloud services platform. After this date, we support two types of subscriptions:

  • Onboarded Subscriptions: Operations for Applications subscriptions that are onboarded to the VMware Cloud services platform.
  • Original Subscriptions: Existing subscriptions which remain as is until onboarded to VMware Cloud services.

For information about the two subscription types and how they differ, see Subscription Types.

Free Trial of VMware Aria Operations for Applications on VMware Cloud Services

Starting September 20, 2023, all new trial instances of Operations for Applications are onboarded to VMware Cloud services. You can start a free trial directly from the VMware Cloud Services Console.

Onboarding Original VMware Aria Operations for Applications to VMware Cloud Services

In October, 2023, we start to incrementally onboard all original subscriptions to VMware Cloud services. You will receive a notification in your Operations for Applications UI with the date scheduled for your service onboarding to VMware Cloud services. Make sure that you get familiar with the VMware Cloud services platform and prepare for the onboarding. See What Should I Do Before the Onboarding?.

2024-07.x Release Notes

Ephemeral Internal Metrics: Most of the internal metrics are now ephemeral and not convertible to persistent. Exceptions are the following internal metrics, which remain persistent:

  • ~collector.*points.reported
  • ~externalservices.*.points
  • ~derived-metrics.points.reported
  • ~collector.*histograms.reported
  • ~derived-histograms.histograms.reported
  • ~collector.*spans.reported
  • ~query.metrics_scanned
  • ~proxy.points.*.received
  • ~proxy.histograms.*.received
  • ~proxy.spans.*.received
  • ~proxy.spanLogs.*.received

2024-05.x Release Notes

  • New Ephemeral Metric Type: With this release, we introduce ephemeral metrics, which have a short retention period. Ephemeral metrics are retained for 28 days, whereas persistent (default) metrics are retained for 18 months. For details, see Metric Types per Retention Period.

    On the Metrics Browser:

    • All users can view the type of each metric - persistent or ephemeral.
    • Super Admin users can convert metrics from persistent to ephemeral and the reverse. For details, see Change the Retention Period of Metrics.

    A screenshot of the Metrics Browser with highlighted the new Type column and the new Change Ephemerality button.

  • Replace all ~agent. metrics with ~proxy.: The ~agent. metrics were deprecated a few years ago. With this release, our service no longer supports the ~agent. metrics. You must replace all the ~agent. metrics with ~proxy. to ensure that your charts don’t break.

    For example:

    # Deprecated metric: 
    rawsum(align(1m, mean, ts(\"~agent.buffer.task-count\")))
    # Replace with:
    rawsum(align(1m, mean, ts(\"~proxy.buffer.task-count\")))

2024-03.x Release Notes

  • Updated Support Link: The link for contacting our Technical Support team from within the Operations for Applications user interface is now updated. To open a support ticket, click the gear icon on the toolbar and select Support.

  • Derived Metrics Browser Improvements: We improved the user experience of the Derived Metrics Browser. To navigate to this page, select Browse > Derived Metrics.

    An annotated screenshot of the Derived Metrics Browser. The information is listed below

    On this page, now you can:

    • Apply various filters and hide or show the filters listed on the left.
    • Search for derived metrics, save and share searches.
    • Click Create Derived Metric to add a derived metric.
    • Choose to display only the existing or only the deleted derived metrics.
    • Sort the derived metrics by name, state, time of the last update, or number of points.
    • Show or hide details for specific or all derived metrics.
    • Use the ellipsis icon menu to:
      • Edit, clone, or delete an existing derived metric.
      • Restore or permanently delete a deleted derived metric.
    • Select one or more derived metrics to add or remove specific tags for them, or to delete them.

2024-01.x Release Notes

Amazon Web Services Integration Improvement: You can now disable the ingestion of support service limit metrics. See the Integrations Release Notes for details.

Past Release Notes