There are several places in the Backyards interface where you can’t see anything if your application hasn’t received any traffic yet. For example, if there are no metrics in the system you won’t see any visualization on the MENU > OVERVIEW page.

Generate load on the UI 🔗︎

To send generated traffic to an endpoint, complete the following steps.

  1. On the Backyards web interface, select MENU > TOPOLOGY.
  2. Click HTTP on the left side of the screen. Generate test traffic Generate test traffic
  3. Complete the form with the endpoint details and click SEND to generate test traffic to your services. Set traffic parameters Set traffic parameters
  4. In a few seconds a graph of your services appears.

Generate load in the CLI 🔗︎

If needed, you can generate constant traffic in the demo application by running: kubectl scale -n=backyards-demo deploy/bombardier --replicas=1