To get distributed tracing data into Lightstep, you need to instrument your code to send telemetry data to Lightstep Satellites. OpenTelemetry (currently in Beta, with GA expected in November 2020) is the unified initiative that takes the best of both OpenTracing and OpenCensus forward. Think of OpenTelemetry as the next evolution of OpenTracing and OpenCensus.
Already instrumented using OpenTelemetry Collectors? It’s easy to configure them to report to Lightstep.
Learn More About OpenTelemetry
Read these topics to understand how OpenTelemetry works:
- What is OpenTelemetry?
- Tracing in OpenTelemetry
- Spans in OpenTelemetry
- Metrics in OpenTelemetry
- The Collector and Exporters in OpenTelemetry