Instrument With OpenTracing

Use OpenTracing to instrument your services for Distributed Tracing.

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Auto-Instrument Your Framework

Auto-instrumentation provides out-of-the-box tracing of popular frameworks (such as Django and Spring), common protocols (HTTP, gRPC) and data store drivers (MySQL, MongoDB). You can see traces in LightStep almost immediately.

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Quick Start: Instrumentation

Learn how to instrument your app for distributed tracing using OpenTracing and LightStep.

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Understand Distributed Tracing

Distributed tracing provides a view of the life of a request as it travels across multiple hosts and services communicating over various protocols. With distributed tracing implemented, you have a window into performance at every step in the request.

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Add Spans to Create Traces

Once you've implemented your tracers and confirmed that they are communicating with your LightStep Satellite, it's time to add spans to your operations and connect the spans together to create a full trace that you can observe in LightStep.

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Already Instrumented?

If you've already instrumented your system, but were using another tracing library, no worries! LightStep can ingest that instrumentation with almost no additional code needed.