You can share the URL from the different views in Lightstep Observability (Trace, Explorer, etc.), and users will be taken into Lightstep Observability to that view. If you integrate with Slack, you can post a URL for an Explorer query or a Trace view in Slack and members can see a preview of that data directly in the channel.
Read on to see the different ways you can share Lightstep Observability views with your teammates.
Share Change Intelligence
Change Intelligence helps you find the cause of a change in performance. For metric data, Change Intelligence looks for attributes on key operations up and down the request path of example traces to find those that correlate with the change in performance. For span data, it looks for attributes in traces that match the chart’s query whose performance also changed during the deviation.
You can share a specific correlation by clicking the Share button.
When users click the link, they are directed to that correlation, highlighted in blue.
Or, click the Share button at the top of the page to share a link to the entire page.
Share a notebook
Notebooks allow you to run ad hoc queries and add notes to help in an investigation. When you share a notebook’s URL, other users can view and, depending on their user role, edit and add to the notebook.
Only users with Admin or Member roles can edit another user’s notebook.
To share a notebook, click the Share button and copy the link.
When someone adds a chart or note to a notebook, you will need to refresh your page to see any additions/changes.
Share a snapshot
We will be introducing new workflows to replace Explorer, and as a result, it will soon no longer be supported. Instead, use notebooks for your investigation where you can run ad-hoc queries, view data over a longer time period, and run Change Intelligence.
Snapshots provide a view into saved data that you can share with other Lightstep Observability users. When you share a Snapshot, the user can work with the exact data in the same way that you did. When the user click’s the link, the query is run using the data from the Snapshot (instead of live data).
To share a Snapshot, access the Snapshot in the Explorer view, click Share.
If you’ve set up an integration with Slack, when you post the URL in a channel, a preview of the histogram is shown, instead of just the URL.
Share a trace view
The URL for a Trace view maintains the exact span and trace ID, so when shared, the user sees the exact trace data that you saw.
To share a trace, access the Trace and click Share.
If you’ve set up an integration with Slack, when you post the URL in a channel, a preview of that trace, along with important information is shown, instead of just the URL.
Share a service regression view
We will be introducing new workflows to replace the Deployments tab and RCA view. As a result, they will soon no longer be supported. Instead, use notebooks for your investigation where you can run ad-hoc queries, view data over a longer time period, and run Change Intelligence.
You can share your investigation into a latency or error rate regression from the Service Health view. Any changes to time periods or filters are maintained.
To share this view, begin your investigation from the Deploy tab of the Service Directory and from the RCA (root cause analysis) view, click the Share button.