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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 15, 2022

Add Release marker end timestamp

I can create and update a release marker and it has a timestamp for start and last-updated. Is it possible to express a time range, to show up a long deployment?

At the moment, our pipelines create a release marker, after all pods in a rolling update were updated. (ArgoCD synced) If that release takes e.g. 5 min, I see lots of events while monitoring the deployment (scaling, traffic is reported with delay, and so on) and then the release marker is created.

I wish to be able to see a release timespan, so creating two release markers won't do it.

There already exists such a visualization but I cannot find an example right now. If there is a condition like a limit is reached, visualised by a chart, a red or purple bar below shows the time range, indicates that something happens in that time. That bar is as long as the time duration.
Something like that would visualise the duration of a release and the user can map the events to the release which happens.

The Release-API would be like POSTing a new release marker, getting it's id in the response and after deployment is finished, I PUT an update with the end-timestamp.

Idea priority Medium

Enhance Release markers by providing a release duration capability

Please see: Currently, "Create release" require a mandatory Start parameter. Subsequent "Update release" also require a mandatory Start parameter which overwrites the existing value. It would be good...
8 months ago in Instana 0 Future consideration