How often do you find yourself investigating an issue, when you notice a spike on the graph, an outlier (excuse the pun)? Which Host is that? Which region and cluster? One of our core principles behind Outlyer is reducing that mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR). To achieve a resolution, you first need to locate the source of the problem.

The vision

To make things easier for users we have always envisioned a single view to show the status of your service. You might be responsible for the companies entire infrastructure, so you want a 10 thousand foot view with the ability to drill down. But, you might only care about the status of a single service, and maybe it’s immediate dependents.

Providing flexible views of your infrastructure is the reason we developed Status Views, a single place for querying all of your infrastructure and services. A way to explore your hosts and examine them in detail. From knowing which cluster a Kubernetes Pod is running on, to which process is consuming all the memory on a host.

Host Inspector

Brand new status views

Today we are releasing our first step towards this vision. We have overhauled our Status Views to make them visually more stunning and easier to navigate. Now you can query and filter your infrastructure, drill-down into an individual instance and see what it’s doing. From there you can explore the checks running against a host or container, see their status history, metrics returned, any errors and the runtime properties used when executing the check.

Host Details

What’s next?

In the coming weeks, there will be more content arriving on these views so you will have more information about your host (depending on the version of the agent you have installed). There will also more kubernetes based views coming to visualise all the of the components in your kubernetes clusters. Finally, we will be continuing iterate on performance to ensure Status Views are snappy and super responsive.

So try it out and tell us what you think? We are always keen to hear feedback, even if it’s negative. Our goal is to make things better and not bury our heads in the sand.

Outlyer Status View