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Status Functionality already exists
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 21, 2021

Platform management UI health check enhancements

Situation: Currently there is no single holistic UI/command to validate the overall health of CPD and installed cartridges' /modules.

Pain Point: some functionality or dependencies could be missing and users, application support would not know and have to go through their operations and IBM support to validate and fix. usually users will report either functionality is missing or performance issues

Workarounds: check each components and its dependencies by itself, go back and forth with support to find out how to check. e.g. speech to text, text to speech, Watson, storage system, operators, ..etc and draw conclusions or ask IBM support for help

  • run commands to check overall pod/service availability

$ oc get pods -o wide | grep -Ev '1/1|2/2|3/3|4/4|5/5|6/6|7/7|8/8' | grep -v 'Completed'

$ oc get wa

The benefits would be reduced ticket to IBM support (less going back and forth) and better visibility to the overall CPD health and reduced time to investigate and troubleshoot if there are any issues. proactive handling of issues.

Not to mention give more confidence to new customers on the overall stability and reliability of the system

example : from the command line I can "oc get wa" and it will show me if redis is ready or having issues, I can not have that visibility now from UI, and it affects other components that did affect the user

Needed by Date Apr 1, 2021
  • Guest
    Oct 21, 2022

    It is important to understand that the API endpoint that the UI serves is used by the frontend SPA to receive the result of all processed checks. The health reports are collected by a background hosted service and the API endpoint served at /healthchecks-api by default is the url that the SPA queries.

    Do not confuse this UI api endpoint with the endpoints we have to configure to declare the target apis to be checked on the UI project in the appsettings HealthChecks configuration section

    When we target applications to be tested and shown on the UI interface, those endpoints have to register the UIResponseWriter that is present on the AspNetCore.HealthChecks.UI.Client as their ResponseWriter in the HealthChecksOptions when configuring MapHealthChecks method.

  • Guest
    Oct 4, 2021

    I have checked the two screen shots attached, they do help hopefully, when it comes to containers or pods are down, however, not sure if they will cover when a service is down, not functioning well, are you covering this too? like redis pods having issues but pods are up and running. I would say lets connect after we upgrade to 4.x

  • Guest
    Oct 3, 2021

    Classification: Saudi Aramco: Company General Use


    Sure, however, if it can wait a bit, to check out the new CPD 4

    This email has been classified as Saudi Aramco: Company General Use on 10/3/2021 12:24 PM

  • Admin
    Malcolm Singh
    Oct 1, 2021

    This information is now captured and displayed in CPD v4.0, please see attached screen snapshots for reference. This information is provided under Administration->Monitoring

  • Guest
    Sep 30, 2021

    Hi - Thank you for the issue. There are a couple of health checks already in place. Can we have a call to go over the details and provide a document that explains the enhancements so that it becomes easier to implement where the gaps are.