With program flow distributed across many microservices, the ability to observe the different services in context can become a valuable tool for development and operations. For the GCP clusters, NAIS offers a rich toolkit for this.
The simplest way to get an overview is to observe the linkerd service mesh using the dashboard.
Visualizing service mesh with Linkerd dashboard¶
Linkerd can be reached at linkerd.cluster-name.nais.io, eg. linkerd.dev-gcp.nais.io. NAIS leverages the Linkerd distributed tracing and Linkerd dashboard to give developers a visualization of the service mesh and its general health. Linkerd will also give a quick graphical overview of failing HTTP calls.