Tanzu Application Platform GUI (commonly called TAP GUI) is a tool for your developers to view your applications and services running for your organization. This portal provides a central location in which you can view dependencies, relationships, technical documentation, and the service status.
Tanzu Application Platform GUI is built from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s project Backstage.
Tanzu Application Platform GUI consists of the following components:
Your organization catalog:
The catalog serves as the primary visual representation of your running services (components) and applications (systems).
Tanzu Application Platform GUI plug-ins:
These plug-ins expose capabilities regarding specific Tanzu Application Platform tools. Initially the included plug-ins are:
This plug-in enables you to store your technical documentation in Markdown format in a source-code repository and display it alongside the relevant catalog entries.
A Git repository:
Tanzu Application Platform GUI stores the following in a Git repository:
You can host the structure for your application catalog and your technical documentation in the same repository as your source code.