On the Application Settings page of an application in the Tracing Analysis console, you can manage the application and related tags. For example, you can specify whether to configure servers to be represented by server names and whether to enable data collection for the application. You can also manage custom tags for the application and delete the application.

Background information

By default, the servers of an application are represented by IP addresses in the Tracing Analysis console. However, on the Application Settings page, you can configure servers to be represented by server names.

Note The configuration applies only to data that is collected after the configuration takes effect. After you configure servers to be represented by server names, server names will be displayed to represent servers. However, IP addresses are retained in the data collected before the configuration change.
Figure 1. The following figure shows that servers are represented by IP addresses.
Machine IP
Figure 2. The following figure shows that servers are represented by server names.
Machine Name

To stop billing for an application, disable data collection.

On the Application Settings page, you can specify whether to enable specific tags for an application and manage all tags that belong to your account. If you no longer need an application, you can delete the application.

Go to the Application Settings page

To go to the Application Settings page, perform the following steps:

  1. Log on to the ARMS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Tracing Analysis > Applications. At the top of the Applications page, select a region.
  3. On the Applications page, find the application that you want to manage and click Settings in the Actions column.

Configure servers to be represented by server names

To configure the servers of an application to be represented by server names, perform the following steps:

  1. On the Application Settings page, click the Custom Configuration tab. By default, this tab is displayed.
  2. In the Display Settings section of the Custom Configuration tab, turn on Show Host Name.
  3. In the lower part of the page, click Save.
Note The configuration applies only to data that is collected after the configuration takes effect. After you configure servers to be represented by server names, server names will be displayed to represent servers. However, IP addresses are retained in the data collected before the configuration change.

Stop collecting application data

To stop billing for an application, perform the following steps:
Notice After you disable data collection, all reported data is discarded. In this case, if the application calls downstream services, Tracing Analysis cannot obtain complete traces. If the Capture Data parameter on the Cluster Configurations tab is set to Enable or Disable, the setting for a specific application does not take effect.
  1. On the Application Settings page, click the Custom Configuration tab. By default, this tab is displayed.
  2. In the Data Capturing Settings section, set the Capture Data parameter to Disable.
  3. In the lower part of the page, click Save.

Enable or disable tags for an application

To enable or disable tags for an application, perform the following steps:

  1. On the Application Settings page, click the Tags tab.
  2. In the Manage Application Tags section, select the tags that you want to enable and clear the tags that you want to disable.
  3. In the lower part of the page, click Save.

Manage the tags of your account

To manage the tags of your account, such as adding tags for all applications or globally deleting a tag, perform the following steps:

  1. On the Application Settings page, click the Tags tab.
  2. In the Manage Application Tags section, click Manage Application Tags.
  3. In the Manage Application Tags dialog box, perform the following operations:
    Figure 3. Manage Application Tags dialog box
    Tracing Analysis - Manage application tags - CN
    • To create a tag, click the + icon and enter the tag in the text box.
    • To delete a tag, move the pointer over the tag and click the X icon on the left.
      Notice If you delete a tag in the Manage Application Tags dialog box, the tag is detached from all the related applications.
    • To edit the name of a tag, move the pointer over the tag, click the Pencil icon icon on the right, enter a new tag name in the text box, and click in the blank area to make the modification take effect.
  4. In the lower part of the dialog box, click OK.
  5. In the Success message, click OK.

Delete an application

To delete an application that you no longer need, perform the following steps:

  1. On the Application Settings page, click the Delete tab.
  2. In the Delete Application section, click Delete. The Delete Application message appears. Then, click Delete.