Root Cause Analysis

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Create and manage Workflow Links

Create, edit, clone, and delete Workflow Links.

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Create deployment markers

You can add deployment markers to the Service Health for Deployments view so that you can easily see when service versions change, and if the change affects performance in any way.

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Create links to important information

Lightstep Observability lets you add flexible Workflow Links on the Trace View page that link to other resources, allowing access to all the info you need when you need it.

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Find correlated areas of latency and errors

A standard method of identifying the root cause of a performance regression is to manually comb through traces and search for common system attributes associated with that regression or with errors. With Correlations, Lightstep Observability helps you find attributes correlated with latency and errors automatically.

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Investigate a deviation

Use Lightstep Observability's Change Intelligence when you notice a deviation in your charts to quickly find the root cause.

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Investigate a latency regression

You can use Lightstep Observability not only to monitor your services after a deploy, but also to compare performance over specific time periods and then dig into details to find the differences that caused the issue.

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Investigate an error rate increase

When you notice an increase in error rate on Lightstep Observability's Service Health view, you can use the analytical tools to find the source of errors.

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Post previews to Slack

When you integrate Lightstep Observability with Slack, you can copy a link to a specific Explorer query, Trace View page, or Stream, post it into any Slack channel in your workspace, and all the pertinent info from that page displays in the Slack channel.

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Query real-time span data

Lightstep Observability's Explorer view allows you to query all span data currently in the Microsatellites' retention window to see what's going on. You create Snapshots that are durably persisted, allowing you to view performance at a certain point in time and share that Snapshot with others. You can see real-time span data, filter and group that data, and drill down on common attributes that may be causing latency.

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Query your data

Learn how to query your metric and span data in Lightstep Observability using either the Unified Query Builder or using the editor with UQL.

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Register a service name attribute for metrics

You register an attribute on your metric data that holds the service's name and allows Change Intelligence to correlate metric and trace data.

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Share your findings

You can share the URL from the different views in Lightstep Observability (Change Intelligence, 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, a Stream, or a Trace view in Slack and members can see a preview of that data directly in the channel.

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Troubleshoot Change Intelligence

Lightstep Observability's Change Intelligence correlates changes found in traces with deviations in your metric data. But there may be times when you need help getting that correlation to work as expected. Here are some issues you may run into and how to solve them.

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Use notebooks in your investigation

You can create notebooks for ad-hoc queries, post-mortems, runbooks, collaboration, or anytime you want to keep a record of an investigation.

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Use the Unified Query Builder

Learn how to query your metric and span data in Lightstep Observability using the Unified Query Builder.

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Use variables in Workflow Links

Use variables to render Workflow Link names, URLs, and rules.

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View and compare deployed versions

Lightstep Observability offers a way to see how your deployments (even partial deployments) affect your service performance.

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View service health

Lightstep Observability offers a way to quickly see how all your services and their operations are performing in one place - the Service Directory view.

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View service hierarchy and performance

You can use Lightstep Observability's Service diagram to get an aggregate view of trace data as a request travels through your system. The Service diagram provides a visual, interactive, and hierarchical representation of a system’s behavior for a given point in time.

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View traces

You use the Trace view to see a full trace from beginning to end of a request. The Trace view shows you a flame graph of the full trace (each service a different color) and below that, each span is shown in a hierarchy, allowing you to see the parent-child relationship of all the spans in the trace. Errors are shown in red.

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Workflow Links cookbook

Templates and examples for popular Workflow Links in Lightstep Observability.

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Automatically instrument AWS service API calls with Lightstep Observability

Use an OpenTelemetry-based plugin to automatically instrument AWS service API Calls from your Node.js service, and see their performance in Lightstep.

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Find the root cause of latency

Learn how to find the cause of a latency increase using Lightstep Observability's Service Health view.

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Improve your incident response flow

Learn how to improve your incident response capabilities using high-cardinality attributes in your instrumentation, creating alerts, and configuring Workflow Links.

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Integrate Rollbar with Lightstep Observability

Learn how to integrate Lightstep Observability with Rollbar. Trace data from errors found in Rollbar are automatically captured in Lightstep Observability where you can start your investigation.

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Integrate feature flag data with Lightstep Observability

Use an OpenTelemetry-based plugin to integrate feature flag data from your Node.js service into Lightstep Observability.

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Investigate an error rate increase

Learn how to find the cause of an error rate increase using Lightstep Observability's Service Health view.

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Monitor service health after a deployment

Use Lightstep Observability to monitor service performance after a deployment to catch regressions quickly.

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Use Change Intelligence from a metric alert

Use Lightstep Observability's Change Intelligence to find the root cause when alerted to a deviation in your metrics.

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Use Codefresh and Lightstep Observability to manage deploys

Learn how to integrate Lightstep Observability with Codefresh to monitor and if needed, rollback your deployments.

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Use Lightstep Observability and Gremlin in a Chaos experiment

Use Lightstep Observability and Gremlin to create chaos experiments automatically using observability data found in Lightstep Observability.

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Use OpenTelemetry to integrate Rollbar data with Lightstep Observability

Use an OpeTelemetry-based plugin to integrate Rollbar data from your Node.js service into Lightstep Observability.