Learning Paths

Find comprehensive tutorials for instrumenting your apps, and then using Lightstep for common use cases in root cause analysis, performance enhancement, debugging errors, monitoring, and integrating with popular third-party apps.

Get Started with Lightstep

Get started with Lightstep by sending metric data from Datadog, instrumenting your services with OpenTelemetry, and seeing how Change Intelligence uses both to perform root cause analysis.

Use Change Intelligence from a Metric Alert

Use Lightstep's Change Intelligence to find the root cause when alerted to a deviation in your metrics.

Find the Root Cause of Latency

Learn how to find the cause of a latency increase using Lightstep's Service Health view.

Investigate an Error Rate Increase

Learn how to find the cause of an error rate increase using Lightstep's Service Health view.

Monitor Service Health After a Deployment

Use Lightstep to monitor service performance after a deployment to catch regressions quickly.

Improve Your Incident Response Flow

Learn how to improve your incident response capabilities using high-cardinality attributes in your instrumentation, creating alerts, and configuring Workflow Links.

Use the Lightstep Pre-Deploy Check GitHub Action to Deploy Safely

Use the Lightstep Pre-Deploy Check in your GitHub Action workflow to determine the health of your entire system before a deploy.

Use the Services Change Report Action to Bring Observability into GitHub

Use the Lightstep Services Change Report to bring observability data into your CI/CD workflow without having to leave GitHub.

Automatically Instrument AWS Service API Calls with Lightstep

Use an OpenTelemetry-based plugin to automatically instrument AWS service API Calls from your Node.js service, and see their performance in Lightstep.

Integrate Feature Flag Data with Lightstep

Use an OpeTelemetry-based plugin to integrate feature flag data from your Node.js service into Lightstep.

Use OpenTelemetry to Integrate Rollbar Data with Lightstep

Use an OpeTelemetry-based plugin to integrate Rollbar data from your Node.js service into Lightstep.

Use Lightstep and Gremlin in a Chaos Experiment

Use Lightstep and Gremlin to create chaos experiments automatically using observability data found in Lightstep.

Use Codefresh and Lightstep to Manage Deploys

Learn how to integrate Lightstep with Codefresh to monitor and if needed, rollback your deployments.

Integrate Rollbar with Lightstep

Learn how to integrate Lightstep with Rollbar. Trace data from errors found in Rollbar are automatically captured in Lightstep where you can start your investigation.