Announcements and new and updated features in VMware Aria Operations for Applications (formerly known as Tanzu Observability by Wavefront).

This page lists new and updated features for the VMware Aria Operations for Applications service.

Announcements

VMware Aria Operations for Applications on VMware Cloud Services

Starting July 3, 2023, VMware Aria Operations for Applications is a service on the VMware Cloud services platform. After this date, we support two types of subscriptions:

  • Onboarded Subscriptions: Operations for Applications subscriptions that are onboarded to the VMware Cloud services platform.
  • Original Subscriptions: Existing subscriptions which remain as is until onboarded to VMware Cloud services.

For information about the two subscription types and how they differ, see Subscription Types.

Free Trial of VMware Aria Operations for Applications on VMware Cloud Services

Starting September 20, 2023, all new trial instances of Operations for Applications are onboarded to VMware Cloud services. You can start a free trial directly from the VMware Cloud Services Console.

Onboarding Original VMware Aria Operations for Applications to VMware Cloud Services

In October, 2023, we start to incrementally onboard all original subscriptions to VMware Cloud services. You will receive a notification in your Operations for Applications UI with the date scheduled for your service onboarding to VMware Cloud services. Make sure that you get familiar with the VMware Cloud services platform and prepare for the onboarding. See What Should I Do Before the Onboarding?.

2024-05.x Release Notes

  • Updated Support Link: The link for contacting our Technical Support team from within the Operations for Applications user interface is now updated. To open a support ticket, click the gear icon on the toolbar and select Support.

  • Derived Metrics Browser Improvements: We improved the user experience of the Derived Metrics Browser. To navigate to this page, select Browse > Derived Metrics.

    An annotated screenshot of the Derived Metrics Browser. The information is listed below

    On this page, now you can:

    • Apply various filters and hide or show the filters listed on the left.
    • Search for derived metrics, save and share searches.
    • Click Create Derived Metric to add a derived metric.
    • Choose to display only the existing or only the deleted derived metrics.
    • Sort the derived metrics by name, state, time of the last update, or number of points.
    • Show or hide details for specific or all derived metrics.
    • Use the ellipsis icon menu to:
      • Edit, clone, or delete an existing derived metric.
      • Restore or permanently delete a deleted derived metric.
    • Select one or more derived metrics to add or remove specific tags for them, or to delete them.

2024-03.x Release Notes

Amazon Web Services Integration Improvement: You can now disable the ingestion of support service limit metrics. See the Integrations Release Notes for details.

2024-01.x Release Notes

Traces Security Policy: You can block application or service information for specific users so that they don’t see the data on the Application Status page, Traces Browser, Application Map, or Operations Dashboards. To learn more, see:

Example: An annotated screenshot of the create traces security policy for original and onboarded subscriptions. Annotated create traces security rule screenshot.

Past Release Notes