Happy new year, tracers! Today, we’re rolling out a new Settings page that simplifies Tracelytics configuration. You can now manage tracing on your different stacks with an improved UI and the help of many requested features such as renaming and deletion. Here’s what it looks like and some big improvements we made:
1. Simplified app presentation
Apps are now displayed as an entry point (where requests begin to be traced in the stack) as well as the other component layers and hosts. Clicking a layer expands the list of hosts, and we automatically remove layers and hosts that aren’t tracing or get moved to other apps. We’ve focused on layers as the components of your stack are likely to be much more static than the hosts they run on.
2. Seamless instrumentation of new layers and hosts
It’s super-easy to add and configure new apps; now it’s easy to install new instrumentation as well, with built-in install walkthrough.
3. Get notified when new layers and hosts appear
One of the best things about tracing is that it can be extended as you install modules that provide instrumentation for different hosts and parts of your stack. Now you can keep track of changes in app instrumentation across your deployment.
4. App renaming and deletion
Just in time for spring cleaning: you can now rename and delete apps. Renamed apps will keep their current data and configuration, but deletion is a one-way street.
Trying to make sure everything is in the right place across your handful of deployments? We’ve got search for layers and hosts both within as well as across all apps.