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Getting Started

  • Updated on 12 Jul 2018
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Retrace offers many basic and advanced features. In this article we will try to outline all of the amazing things that Retrace can do for your Java application.

Step 1. Install Retrace

The first thing you need to do is install the Retrace monitoring agent on your server.

Standard Installs

Step 2. Enable the Java Agent

You must first install Retrace and then enable the javaagent within your JVM application server.

Retrace supports Tomcat, Wildfy, Glassfish, Jetty, and other application containers.

Read More: Enabling the Java Agent

Step 3. Name Your Application

We recommend modifying your stackify-api.properties file within your classpath to specify the name for your application. Retrace will then use that assigned name. You can also specify the environment for your application which will override anything specified when you install Retrace on your server.

stackify.application=YOUR_APPLICATION_NAME
stackify.environment=YOUR_ENVIRONMENT

Step 4. Send Your Logs to Retrace

You can send your applications logs to Retrace with multiple .NET logging frameworks. Be sure to send your logs to take full advantage of Retrace's error tracking and centralized logging features. Errors are also used as part of Retrace's "App Scoring" feature.

Step 5. Deployment Tracking

Notify Retrace when you do a new deployment to get advanced reporting features. This makes it easy to see how performance changes after a new deployment. Popular tools like Team City, Jenkins, Bamboo and others are supported. View our docs to learn more.

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