Operations and Deployment Views were created to allow users, especially DevOps, to gain a broader picture of application stability and reliability. These views enhance your top-to-bottom drill-down work-flow, starting from the widest point-of-view and quickly and elegantly streamline towards critical errors and exceptions.
This allows you to move directly from an Ops role where you look for spikes, anomalies and introduction of new errors into your environment, to a developer role focused on fixing the issue.
Within the events list toolbar, you’ll find the grouping modes dropdown:
The default view for the dashboard’s event list is “Group By: Errors”, in which each row represents a different error. Choosing a different grouping mode will change the events list focal point from error-based to server or application-based.
Clicking on the applications, for example, will reload the events list and show the same errors and exception grouped into applications - each row representing a specific application with all relevant information attached.
This view gives an important environment overview. The top-to-bottom drill-down work-flow comes into play upon clicking on any row, which switches the events list focal point back to error-based, filtered by the specific application/server chosen. Similarly, you can select several rows while in “grouped by: applications/servers” and click on the “show errors” button on the events list’s toolbar.
As with the Operations View, the events list can be grouped by deployments. Choosing this grouping mode will refresh the events list as to have each row to represent a different deployment.
Clicking on any row will switch the events list focal point back to error-based, filtered by the specific deployment chosen. To drill-down into several deployments, select the desired deployments and click on “show errors”.
After selecting a deployment (or several), you’ll notice that the “new errors” button is enabled. This button behaves similarly to the “show errors” button, but it only shows errors newly introduced within the selected deployment(s).
An important note: Unlike the Operations View (grouping by applications and/or servers), you’ll need to set each deployment up in advanced to use the Deployment View. Read more about this here.