Container aliases and the @container tag¶
@container tag is a special tag available in AppOptics that makes it easy to find and filter your containers in the Infrastructure view using whatever identifying attributes works best for you.
Containers can have a large number of identifying attributes–name, IDs, image–. AppOptics provides
@container to search across all of them:
This document describes how you can use
@container to seamlessly work across all of the labels commonly associated with containers.
How can I set container names?¶
There are a lot of ways to identify containers, and they’re all available as tags we’ve been able to associate with those containers. This can lead to a number of tags, like
container_image, and more.
If present, each of the following are fed into
@container in AppOptics:
Nametag on the container (tag:
- Name of the image the container was created from (tag:
- Container ID (tag:
How are container names displayed?¶
When you’re looking for a container or filtering, use
@container and it will automatically match on any identifying tag for the underlying container. When it’s time to display an
@container value, we pick the “best” one according to our order of precedence (see above). Of course, the underlying tags are still there, so if you specifically want
container_id and only that, you can still use it.