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Container Map

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The Container Map in WhaTap Kubernetes is the starting point for Kubernetes monitoring. Depending on the custom view, each object represents a container or pod.

  • Using the container map, you can select targets to analyze and organize groups.

  • By setting the status metrics and thresholds, you can see the status of individual containers or pods at a glance.

  • You can select individual containers or pods for detailed information. It provides key monitoring data such as Trace, Metrics, Logs, and Event.

The following video clip is the guide to the Container Map menu.

Basic screen guide

Container Map

Go to Cluster Project - Namespace Project

Container Map Project List

When a namespace project is created under the cluster project Cluster project icon, if you select Down arrow icon More on the container map, a project list box appears. Through the project list box, you can see the project list including cluster projects and move between them.


For more information about the namespace project creation and management, see the following.

User configuration

custom setting

A container map provides multiple user settings that allow you to create any desired screen view. The functions available in the screen are as follows in order.

  • Category: You can select the targets to analyze. You can also set the container or pod.

  • Group by: Through the Group by (clustering) option, the hierarchical relationships between cluster components can be displayed in two levels. For more information, see the following.

  • ConState(state): You can select any chart metric.

  • If you click Configuration icon, you can select any option to display information of containers or pods on each object.


    • Show WhaTap Agent: The container or pod data can be displayed. Select a desired label option. For more information about the label option, see the following.

    • Show metrics at the bottom of the card: You can select whether or not to display the metrics information at the bottom.

    • Show containers or Pods created within 1 minute: Option to display containers or Pods created within 1 minute.

    • Show containers or Pods disappeared within 1 minute: Option to display containers or Pods that disappeared within 1 minute.

  • Filter icon Filter: You can see the status of containers or pods by filtering them based on your selections.

  • Reset icon Reset: It initializes the screen view set by you.

Metric selection and threshold setting

Setting of metric and thresholds on the container map

Chart metric selection and threshold setting determine the status on the container map. If the selected metric has numeric data, you can set thresholds. The set thresholds are displayed in color according to the following categories:

  • More than 0 and Less than Warning: Blue

  • More than Warning and Less than Critical: Orange

  • More than Critical: Red

  • Numerical metric units include pct (percentage), bps, millicore, and such. The pct# metric unit can have a value greater than 100%.

  • For more information about the chart metric selection and threshold setting, see the following.

Label options

  • None: Labels are not displayed in the block.

  • Name: The container or pod name is displayed.

  • Application: The application in the container or pod is displayed.

  • Selected metrics: The chart metric selected in ConState(state) is displayed.

Real-time and past search

Container maps are based on real-time lookups based on multiple viewpoints. Use the time selector at the top left of the screen to change the real-time inquiry.

Time selector

Lookup statusDescription
Real-time inquiry (LIVE)Default mode
Real-time status changes every 10 seconds.
Paused inquiry (PAUSE)Real-time status change OFF
Used to check the current status in detail.
Historical inquiryYou can specify a past time to check

Container map chart

Container map chart

  • number 1 The total number of grouped targets and the key resource count are displayed.

  • number 2 The shapes and colors for each object display the characteristics and status for containers or pods.

    • Color: Indicates the container or pod status. For more information about the status other than Normal, Warning, and Critical, see the following.

    • Border

      • Some objects have borders. The targets are what have installed microagents like Java, Node.js, Python, and such in the container.

      • If there are 2 containers in a pod and the micro agents are installed on only 1 of 2 containers, the borders are displayed. In other words, if any of the containers in the pod have micro agents installed, the borders are displayed.


    Block and micro block

    Block and micro block sc

    In the Container map, the single polygon is called a block. At this time, the block with an agent (a block within a block) is called a micro block.



    Container block group sc

    When the entire block is selected on the Container Map screen, the multiple block is called a group.

  • number 3 It displays the metrics related to the CPU and memories for the grouped targets.

  • number 4 It displays the transaction information for the applications in the grouped targets.

Summary view and Detailed view

You can select an interested container or pod to view the summary and detailed information. The information includes the key monitoring data as follows:

  • Trace

    It is the APM tool to trace applications on the container.

  • Metrics

    They are various metrics data for nodes and Kubernetes.

  • Log

    Various logs for containers and applications.

  • Event

    It indicates recording the events that occur while running the containers and applications.

Based on these data, you can obtain the observability of the Kubernetes environment. Both the Display Summary and Display Detail provide information based on the above 4 items.

Summary view

Click a specific object or a set of objects. You can check the summary data of the object through the Display Summary screen that appears on the right.

Summary view

  • Trace

    Under the Trace tab in the container map, you can trace each individual transactions of the applications running on the container.

  • Metrics

    Under the Metrics tab in the container map, you can see various metrics data such as resource quotas and usages for each container in real time.

  • Log

    Under the Log tab in the container map, you can manage and view standard logs for each container and application logs on the container.

  • Event

    Under the Event tab in the container map, you can see integrated views for the events that occurred in the Kubernetes cluster and user threshold events based on the WhaTap's alert function.

Display Detail

On the upper right of View Summarized, click View Detailed icon. The View Detailed screen appears. For more information about View Detailed screen layout, see the following.

Display Detail


Integrated Container Map

Home > Select Project > Dashboard > Integrated Container Map

To view the container map including the cluster project (CP) and namespace project (Namespace), see the Integrated Container Map.

Integrated Container Map

Integrated Container Map provides additional grouping options by project. Among the grouping options, the WhaTapProject grouping allows you to view the container map in the cluster project and namespace's individual projects on a single screen as follows.

WhaTapProject sc