You’ve just deployed some major changes to a few services. Instead of hoping for the best, you want to be able to proactively monitor those services to make sure there’s no degradation in performance so you catch it before your customers do. In this tutorial, you learn how Lightstep can compare performance before, and directly after a deploy, and then if there is an issue, find the cause quickly.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create a version tag in your instrumentation that Lightstep monitors and creates a marker whenever the value changes
  • View the marker in a service involved in the deploy to see performance before and after
  • Create a comparison time period and view differences in latency overall, system attributes that show correlation to that latency, and compare operations’ performance helping you to pinpoint the issue.
  • Pinpoint the issue
  • Confirm your hypothesis