The Traces page displays the traces and operations of the trace data from your instrumented applications. You can access the Traces page from the Navigation sidebar or from a service in Resources.
The Traces page displays the trace data using the following visual components:
- Traces Graph—Displays trace data allowing you to visualize how your traces are performing
- Traces Table—Lists the spans from your trace data, sorted by time
You can use filters to narrow your trace data. When filters are applied to the trace data, the Traces Graph and Traces Table update based on the options selected in the filters. From the Traces Table, you can access the end-to-end trace detail screen.
The Traces Graph allows you to visualize how your traces are performing over time using the following:
- Latency—The Traces Graph displays the operations plotted by latency.
- Time Series—The Traces Graph displays spans and errors ingested over time.
You can select “Latency” or “Time Series” to view the trace data in the Traces Graph for the operation you select.
The Traces Table displays the specific operations within a trace using the following details:
|Operation||The name of the operation, which is set during instrumentation.|
|Time||The time that the operation occurred. You can sort the table in ascending or descending time order.|
|Duration (ms)||The duration of the operation in milliseconds.|
|Service||The service where the operation originated. If there are errors associated with the service, you will see an icon to indicate the severity.|
|Resource||The resource associated with the operation. If there are errors associated with the resource, you will see an icon to indicate the severity.|
End-to-End Trace View
Selecting a specific operation displays the end-to-end trace that operation participates in along with other operations in the trace. The end-to-end view focuses on the operation you select, but you will also see the operations before and after it in the timeline.
For each operation, this view displays the Service name and Operation name followed by the duration and error status of the operation. The length of the bar indicates its duration, while the color of the bar indicates the error status of the operation.
Selecting an operation will also open its detail panel. This detail panel shows the following
|Info||Basic metadata for the operation (such as tags and logs), the resource the operation is associated with, and the service where the operation started.|
|Logs||Operation logs (such as application logs) sent via manual instrumentation, and resources logs (such as infrastructure and application logs) sent from LM Logs. See LM Logs for more information.|
|Alerts||Any active alerts for the resource that the operation is associated with.|
You can use this contextual information to troubleshoot issues identified by the traces (using duration or error status).