This topic provides information to help you troubleshoot Application Live View.

App is not visible in Application Live View UI

Symptom

Your app is not visible in the Application Live View UI.

Solution

The connector component is responsible for discovering the app and registering it with Application Live View.

To troubleshoot, confirm the following:

  1. The app must be a Spring Boot Application.

  2. Confirm that an instance of a connector is located in the same namespace as your app.

    kubectl get pods -n NAMESPACE | grep connector
    

    Where NAMESPACE is the name of the namespace that your app is located in.

  3. Confirm that the actuator endpoints are enabled for your app as follows:

    management.endpoints.web.exposure.include: "*"
    
  4. Confirm that you have included the following labels within your app deployment YAML file:

    tanzu.app.live.view="true"
    tanzu.app.live.view.application.name="APP-NAME"
    

    Where APP-NAME is the name of your app.

  5. Confirm that the convention service workload YAML file does not contain property management.endpoints.web.exposure.include overrides

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App is not visible in Application Live View UI with actuator endpoints enabled

Symptom

Your app is not visible in Application Live View UI, but the actuator endpoints are enabled.

Solution

To troubleshoot:

  1. Check the port on which actuator endpoints are configured. By default, they are enabled on the application port. If they are configured on a port different from the application port, set the labels in your app deployment YAML file as follows:

    tanzu.app.live.view.application.port: "APPLICATION-PORT"
    tanzu.app.live.view.application.actuator.port: "ACTUATOR-PORT"
    

    Where:

    • APPLICATION-PORT is the application port.
    • ACTUATOR-PORT is the actuator port.
  2. Check the path on which the app and actuator endpoints are configured. If they are configured on a different paths, set the labels in your app deployment YAML file as follows:

    tanzu.app.live.view.application.path: "APPLICATION-PATH"
    tanzu.app.live.view.application.actuator.path: "ACTUATOR-PATH"
    

    Where:

    • APPLICATION-PATH is the application port.
    • ACTUATOR-PATH is the actuator port.

The UI does not show any information for an app with actuator endpoints exposed at root

Symptom

Your app has actuator endpoints exposed at root and the UI does not show any information.

Cause

Application Live View cannot display the app details when the app is exposing the actuator endpoint on root (/) . This is due to conflict in the actuator context path and app default context path.

No information shown on the Health page

Symptom

The app shows up in Application Live View UI, but the Health page does not show details of health.

Solution

The information exposed by the health endpoint depends on the management.endpoint.health.show-details property. This must be set to always as as follows:

management.endpoint.health.show-details: "always"

Stale information in App Live View

Symptom

You can find your app in the UI, but it is an old instance that no longer exists while the new instance doesn't show up yet.

Solution

To troubleshoot:

  1. View the App Live View connector pod logs to see if the connector is sending updates to the back end.

  2. Try deleting the connector pod so it is re-created by running:

    kubectl -n app-live-view delete pods -l=name=application-live-view-connector
    

No live information for pod with ID

Symptom

In Tanzu Application Platform GUI, you receive the error No live information for pod with id.

Cause

This might happen because of stale information in App Live View because it is an old instance that no longer exists while the new instance doesn't show up yet.

Solution

The workaround is to delete the connector pod so it is re-created by running:

kubectl -n app-live-view delete pods -l=name=application-live-view-connector

  Cannot override the actuator path in the labels

Symptom

You are unable to override the actuator path in the labels as part of the workload deployment.

Cause

The changes to add or override the labels or annotations in the Workload are in progress. The changes from the Workload must be propagated up through the supply chain for the PodIntent to see the new changes.

Cannot configure SSL in appliveview-connector

Symptom

This might be because sslDisabled flag in the values YAML file does not accept values without quotes.

Cause

The sslDisabled Boolean flag is treated as a string in the Kubernetes YAML file.

Solution

You must specify the value within double quotation marks for the configuration to be picked up.

Verify the labels in your workload YAML file

To verify that the labels in your workload YAML file are working:

  1. Verify the app live view convention webhook is running properly by running:

    kubectl get pods -n app-live-view | grep webhook
    
  2. Verify the conventions controller is running properly by running:

    kubectl get pods -n conventions-system
    
  3. Verify that the conventions are applied properly to the PodSpec by running:

    kubectl get podintents.conventions.apps.tanzu.vmware.com WORKLOAD-NAME -oyaml
    

    Where WORKLOAD-NAME is the name of your workload.

    If everything works correctly, the status will contain a transformed template that includes the labels added as part of your workload YAML file. For example:

    status:
    conditions:
    - lastTransitionTime: "2021-10-26T11:26:35Z"
      status: "True"
      type: ConventionsApplied
    - lastTransitionTime: "2021-10-26T11:26:35Z"
      status: "True"
      type: Ready
    observedGeneration: 1
    template:
      metadata:
        annotations:
          conventions.apps.tanzu.vmware.com/applied-conventions: |-
            appliveview-sample/app-live-view-connector
            appliveview-sample/app-live-view-appflavours
            appliveview-sample/app-live-view-systemproperties
        labels:
          tanzu.app.live.view: "true"
          tanzu.app.live.view.application.flavours: spring-boot
          tanzu.app.live.view.application.name: petclinic
      spec:
        containers:
        - env:
          - name: JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS
            value: -Dmanagement.endpoint.health.show-details=always -Dmanagement.endpoints.web.exposure.include=*
        image: index.docker.io/kdvolder/alv-spring-petclinic:latest@sha256:1aa7bd228137471ea38ce36cbf5ffcd629eabeb8ce047f5533b7b9176ff51f98
        name: workload
        resources: {}
    

Override labels set by the Application Live View Convention Service

It is not possible to override the labels set by the Application Live View Convention Service for the workload deployment in Tanzu Application Platform. The labels tanzu.app.live.view, tanzu.app.live.view.application.flavours and tanzu.app.live.view.application.name cannot be overridden. The default values set by the Application Live View Convention Server are used.

However, if you want to override management.endpoints.web.exposure.include or management.endpoint.health.show-details, you can override these environment properties in application.properties or application.yml in the Spring Boot Application before deploying the workload in Tanzu Application Platform. Environment properties updated in your app take precedence over the default values set by Application Live View Convention Server.

Configure labels when management.endpoints.web.base-path and management.server.port are set

If the custom actuator context path is configured as follows:

management.endpoints.web.base-path=/manage
management.server.port=8085

Configure the connector as follows:

tanzu.app.live.view.application.actuator.path=/manage   (manage is the custom actuator path set on the application)
tanzu.app.live.view.application.actuator.port=8085   (8085 is the custom management server port set on the application)

Configure the sidecar as follows:

app.live.view.sidecar.application-actuator-path=/manage  (manage is the custom actuator path set on the application)
app.live.view.sidecar.application-actuator-port=8085  (8085 is the custom management server port set on the application)
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