Attention: important changes to TraceView

On Monday January 4th, the default behavior of the installation script, install_appneta.sh, is being changed to include a new process called 'sequencer', which performs network monitoring. See it in action on the overview map.

The sequencer is automatically installed along with the other TraceView base packages:

  • New TraceView installs will automatically get the sequencer.
  • For existing installs, download a fresh copy of re-run install_appneta.sh and run it; the sequencer is not a Tracelyzer dependency so merely updating it will not cause the sequencer to be installed.
  • If you installed TraceView manually for linux rather than via our install script, those instructions have been updated as well.
  • For windows, you'll need to download and run a fresh copy of the Tracelyzer installer. You'll see a new option for installing the sequencer that will be pre-selected. Similarly for command line install, re-run the executable and the sequencer will be installed automatically.
The sequencer process runs as root. It also requires outbound connections to additional AppNeta servers so you'll need to revisit your firewall and proxy settings.

This new process adds unparalleled network performance visibility and we highly recommend that you install it. It's included free with your TraceView licenses—no hidden fees, or new budget to get approved. But, if you don’t want to enable network performance monitoring an option is provided to exclude the sequencer during the installation.

If you install TraceView using a pre-configured image/AMI, see the installation instructions before you run the script, as there are special requirements.

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February 1, 2016
  • TV: Published /scala and java release notes at /trace-view-release-notes.
January 28, 2016
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January 27, 2016
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January 26, 2016
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January 22, 2016
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