Cloud Observability offers a public shared Microsatellite pool for lower throughput production environments or development environments. Not having to install and maintain an On-premise Microsatellite pool speeds up the initial production of meaningful traces right away. As your traffic increases, consider running On-premise Microsatellites, as they can be tuned to suit your application’s higher traffic load.
Note the following:
Cloud Observability uses TLS certificates signed by the certificate authority Let’s Encrypt. To establish a secure (TLS) connection to Cloud Observability’s public Microsatellite pool, any machine that runs a tracer must have a root certificate installed. Most operating systems come with one of both certificate(s) pre-installed. If not, you can add them manually by downloading one from here.
In general, Cloud Observability OpenTelemetry Launchers and OpenTracing tracer clients are pre-configured to connect to the public Microsatellite pool by default, with no custom settings.
If needed, please refer to each language-specific tracer client for information about the configuration options it supports. You can customize these, using the following protocols. All use secure TLS (
Updated Mar 1, 2021