When Cloud Native Application Observability is set up, the Observe page displays the overview of your full stack and features the following components: 

  • Domains in the UIcallout 1—the components in your stack.
  • Shortcutscallout 2—predefined settings for displaying your entities.
  • Filterscallout 3 —options for refining your view.
  • Healthcallout 4—color-coded health status.
  • FeedbackFeedback —link to provide helpful comments and opinions. 

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If you have not set up Cloud Native Application Observability, begin installation and configuration with Get Started with Cloud Native Application Observability and Observe UI Overview.

Observe UI Elements

Cloud Native Application Observability incorporates several UI functions.

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Navigation path

A hyperlinked navigation map that indicates the path you took to get where you are in the application. As you navigate Cloud Native Application Observability, each click is appended to the navigation path. To return to a previously viewed page, click the corresponding link in the navigation path or click the back arrow in your browser.

In a multiple-entity view, the path is appended until you click an entity. When you switch to a single-entity detail view, the navigation path is replaced with a link to the entity in focus. The navigation path continues to build again until you select a multiple-entity view by, for example, clicking Services.


Refresh Icon

Reloads data to display the most current view for a selected time range.

Time Ranges 

TimeRange Icon

Enables you to select a different time range to apply to your displayed data. If no data displays, edit the time range selection. Select from Standard time ranges or create a Custom time range to broaden or narrow down the data displayed. Standard time ranges are predefined options that span time ranges from minutes to months. Custom enables you to set parameters for a different time range.

Select a Standard time range:

  1. Click TimeRange Icon to access the time range selector.
  2. Select the Standard tab if not already selected.
  3. Click the time range for which you would like to search and display your data.

Data that matches the time range you selected displays.

Create a Custom time range:

  1. Click TimeRange Icon to access the time range selector.
  2. Select the Custom tab if not already selected.
  3. Choose the parameters for your custom time range. You can type in the date and time or select calendar icon to customize the date.
  4. Click Apply to narrow down the list of entities to match your selected time range. Custom time ranges cannot be saved.

Data that matches the time range you selected displays.


Enables you to share the current page (data) that you're viewing. The Group View, Filter View, and time range values remain the same when shared. For example, if you share the URL with a time range of Last 6 Hours, another user will see the same data you were viewing at the time you created the Share link. In other words, if you have a relative time range applied, the share link will convert it to an absolute time range so that the user who received the link will view the data for that exact time range. To use the URL you must be logged into Cloud Native Application Observability. 


Help Center icon

Displays these Help Center options:

    • View Help Documentation
    • Cloud Connections > Get Started button
    • Kubernetes Full Stack Observability > Get Started button

My Profile 

My Profile

Displays the following in a dropdown:

    • Manage My Profile
    • Account Management Portal
    • Controller Tenants 
    • Observability Cloud Tenants 
    • Help & Support
    • University
    • Sign out

To manage your profile, see Profile Summary and Management.

The following links are displayed to the left of Observe:

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Returns to the Observe page.



Displays the Observe page.


Displays the following pages:

  • Logs
  • Traces
  • Spans
  • Schema Browser
  • Query Builder


Displays these configuration options:

Health Rules & Alerts

  • Health Rules
  • Anomaly Detection
  • HTTP Request Actions

Data Sources

  • Cloud Connections
  • Kubernetes and APM

No Data Available 

In some cases, "No Data Available" displays.

The reasons for the "No Data Available" message varies depending on the case, including but not limited to the following:

  • Features were not set up, for example, logs or events
  • No data was returned from the data store
  • Issues with the data source
  • A metric was not reported
  • For the specific time range selected, there is no data generated

Next Steps

Learn more about Cloud Native Application Observability: