Service Explorer

The service explorer can be used to identify services violating SLOs, examine service dependencies, and drill into specific service to service connections.

It consists of 3 parts:

  • System overview: The system overview analyzes each service to service connection and shows only the connections that exceed a threshold / violate an SLO. This table provides a means of identifying and browsing anomalous connections

  • Service map: The service map is a browsable node link diagram that shows dependencies between service.

  • Service / Connection details panel: The service details panel provides detailed metrics about each node (service) or link (service to service connection).

Using the Service Explorer

First, select the time range and environment you wish to view.

The service overview examines each service to service connection in the specified time range and environment and compares it to preset thresholds. For example, the HTTP Error detector examines HTTP 500 rate. Clicking on any row in any table will select that edge in the map and details panels. Each tab covers a different set of detection metrics.

  • HTTP - server error rate and latency

  • Zones - cross-zone traffic and latency

  • Network - packet loss, connection failures, throughput changes and new sockets

  • DNS - services experiencing DNS timeouts

Alternatively, you can browse the service map by searching for a specific service by name. Clicking on the box in the upper right will allow you to view all service at once or configure how many degrees of connections are shown.

Within the connection details panel, it is possible to control the metric groupings. This allows you to drilldown into properties of specific connections. For example, metrics can be divided by service and zone for example.

The links at the right of each graph can be used to bring you to the Dashboard page filtered to the current service to service edge.