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Feature Idea: Modify/Add 'Tags' without Restart



One challenge with the APM agents we have run into is the need to cycle the application to pick up even a new tag we are adding. It would be nice to be able to add those types of items without having to cycle the application.

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Hey @tim.davis -

I assume you’re referring to APM app labels?

As far as I’m aware, you can add these labels manually in the UI without an agent restart - it’s only when labels are configured in the agent configuration file that you are required to perform an agent restart.

I’ll get a feature request filed internally for you though - for agents to auto-send certain config options without a restart/reconnect.


Yes I am referring to using the configuration files. We are trying to it here to configures code and so Web gooey additions to single servers are not very effective when you have hundreds of servers that need their own flavor of a specific tag to be set


Understood! you’re right, that is hard to manage in the UI.

Another option could be to use the API -

Just trying to think through options to simplify the process for you while we await that feature request to be reviewed. For now the API may be a quick-ish option for you.