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Setting an Application Name for a SpringBoot app.

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  • 1.  Setting an Application Name for a SpringBoot app.

    Posted 01-10-2018 08:29 AM

    Hi,

    I'm instrumenting a Spring Boot Application (Tomcat is used to run the webapp).

    Agent is working, I'm getting the metrics. all is good. The only "problem" that I see right now is that the application name is not being set correctly under "Frontends|Apps"  - it is just "application", I want to be able to either to set it manually via property or auto-discover it.

     

    Any suggestions?

     

    Thanks in advance,

    Maxim.



  • 2.  Re: Setting an Application Name for a SpringBoot app.

    Posted 01-10-2018 09:23 AM

    This KB article will show you how you can name the Agent.

     

    Customize Java Agent naming based on Application. 



  • 3.  Re: Setting an Application Name for a SpringBoot app.
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    Posted 01-10-2018 10:01 AM

    The article just relates to the whole agent name, the question is about the application name under Frontends|Apps

     

    We have introduced a specific feature in special builds of 10.5.1 where you can specify the application name as well as an override. I'm not sure if it also got into 10.5.2

     

    introscope.agent.application.name=

     

    That could also be set as a JVM argument -Dintroscope.agent.application.name=

     

    I'd suggest to raise a support case to mention defect DE292991 and we could provide you an updated build of the agent for 10.5.1 for sure, I don't think it can be delivered on any earlier agent version.



  • 4.  Re: Setting an Application Name for a SpringBoot app.

    Posted 01-10-2018 10:33 AM

    Thanks, Dave! 

    I'll open a support ticket.

     

    Cheers,

    Maxim.



  • 5.  Re: Setting an Application Name for a SpringBoot app.

    Posted 01-10-2018 10:40 AM

    And you are correct, this new property is NOT in 10.5.2 (my agent version is Agent Release 10.5.2.15 (Build 990015)) and it doesn't work. ;-)



  • 6.  Re: Setting an Application Name for a SpringBoot app.

    Posted 01-10-2018 10:07 AM

    I'm probably not being clear enough here, apologies for the confusion. :-)

     

    I am not after Agent naming, but rather set (or help wily agent to discover) the application name.

     

    Normally, when you deploy a WAR into an application server, you have web.xml file which is used to extract the name of the web application(s). Here, I'm talking about Spring Boot application and I don't have web.xml file. I can set the name of the spring application via environment property, but it is not being propagated to the application name in the metric tree or in a transaction trace.

     

    Any idea how can I set the Application Name property for my agent?

     

    Thanks,

    Maxim.



  • 7.  Re: Setting an Application Name for a SpringBoot app.

    Posted 01-10-2018 10:10 AM

    Depends on the Java container.

    Have you read the section on agent naming? We do provide mechanisms to do this if we cannot get the name through "normal” means.



  • 8.  Re: Setting an Application Name for a SpringBoot app.

    Posted 01-17-2018 04:31 PM

    Is the appname in the URL perhaps?

    Is it available as a system property on boot?

    Where would you like to use the appname when fetched?

     

    Typically, we'll try to get that from the servlet getServletContextName, but it doesn't always work (as I found with Struts 2).