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Transaction Trace in Kafka environment

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  • 1.  Transaction Trace in Kafka environment

    Posted 12-10-2019 11:05 AM
    We've got a request from customer about Kafka environment. We do POC for them.
    APM 11.1 onprem.
    They have one application (app1) which communicates with another one application (app2) via Kafka.
    They want to see the whole transaction app1->Kafka1>app2. Do you have any idea how to arrange this?

    Best regards

  • 2.  RE: Transaction Trace in Kafka environment
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    Posted 12-13-2019 02:06 AM
    APM11 is not GA yet. Have you spoken with your Broadcom account team and CSA about this? 

    We do have a Kafka infrastructure Monitor. Have you deployed that yet?

    Custom Solution Architect

  • 3.  RE: Transaction Trace in Kafka environment

    Posted 12-13-2019 09:03 AM
    Hi Haruhiko,
    Yes we know that APM 11 is not GA again. We managed to download it in that short period of time when it was available and decided to use it cause Kafka monitoring is a must requirement and it is not supported in APM 10.7.
    We deployed Kafka Infrastructure monitor and now try to link it to Application transactions.

    Thank you

  • 4.  RE: Transaction Trace in Kafka environment

    Posted 12-13-2019 10:40 AM
    I recommend you get the latest version from a SaaS tenant or contact Support to get a copy.
    Recheck your Team Center map after deploying it. Make sure you run some transactions while running a trace to ensure you have updated ones to build your maps.

    Using the SaaS agents to connect to on-premise 10.7 is fine as along as you disable the credentials property in the agent profile.

    Beyond that, if you are a core customer, please reach out to your account team and CSA. If you're not a core customer, our Support team can help engage the right teams to help.

    Custom Solution Architect

  • 5.  RE: Transaction Trace in Kafka environment

    Posted 01-09-2020 03:53 PM
    As a warning, you will not be able to upgrade from this pre-GA release to the GA version.

    Custom Solution Architect

  • 6.  RE: Transaction Trace in Kafka environment

    Posted 01-13-2020 10:32 AM
    Hi Haruhiko,
    Thank you for the warning. We tested it for a while and my opinion is that the current per-GA in no way can be used for production. So in any case it will be a new installation.  But to my mind our efforts are not in vain. Now we know what to be paid some special attention. For instance we noticed that this release fails to cleanup file system(logs) and in quite a short time (aprox a week) gets out of free disk space what leads to the system fail. And even a manual cleanup not always helps to restore the system. 

    Thank you and best regards!