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AWS/AMI Install and Configure Microsatellites

Lightstep Microsatellites are straightforward to deploy using a Docker image, AWS/AMI, or a Debian package.

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About Public Microsatellites

Lightstep offers a public shared Microsatellite pool that can help save time during development and testing. Not having to install and maintain an on-premise Microsatellite pool speeds up the initial production of meaningful traces right away.

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Convert a Debian Microsatellite Package to RPM

Follow these instructions if you need to install using an RPM file instead of a Deb file to install a Lightstep Microsatellite.

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Create and Manage Access Tokens

Lightstep use access tokens to identify the project the tracer is reporting for. Lightstep Microsatellites need this token to accept and store span data from the tracer.

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Create and Manage Satellite Keys

Microsatellites require keys to authenticate and communicate with Lightstep. You need to create a Satellite key when you install and configure Microsatellites.

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Debian/Ubuntu: Install and Configure Microsatellites

The Lightstep Microsatellite is available in Debian package format for Ubuntu users.

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Docker Install and Configure Microsatellites

Lightstep Microsatellites are straightforward to deploy using a Docker image, AWS/AMI, or a Debian package.

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Docker with Helm: Install and Configure Microsatellites

Use a Helm Chart to deploy Lightstep Microsatellites to a Kubernetes environment

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Install and Configure Microsatellites

Lightstep Microsatellites are straightforward to deploy using a Docker image, AWS/AMI, or a Debian package.

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Learn About Microsatellites

Lightstep uses *Microsatellites* to collect 100% of the performance data that your tracing instrumentation generates. Microsatellites collect spans generated by instrumented clients and servers, and then send them to Space Stations that process and temporarily store that data during trace assembly.

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Microsatellite Configuration Parameters

Lightstep Microsatellites are straightforward to deploy using a Docker image, AWS/AMI, or a Debian package.

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Microsatellite Release Notes

Release notes for current and past releases of Lightstep Microsatellites.

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Monitor Lightstep Performance

Lightstep performance is based on the ingress and egress of data from the tracers to the Microsatellites and the amount of memory the Microsatellites have to store that data. You can monitor the performance of Lightstep and tune the tracers and Microsatellites to avoid dropped spans.

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Monitor Microsatellite Pools and Microsatellites

The Satellite Pool report gives a high-level view of Microsatellite pool performance and status.

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Monitor Microsatellites, Tracers, and Service Reporting

The Reporting Status page provides an active view of the Lightstep Tracer clients and Microsatellites over a trailing 60-second window.

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Review Microsatellite Diagnostics

The Satellite diagnostics service provides health and diagnostic information about the Microsatellite.

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Upgrade Microsatellites

Lightstep releases new versions of Microsatellites to bring better performance and features to the span collection process. Upgrade your Microsatellites according to the schedule provided in your contract.

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Verify Microsatellite Setup

Lightstep Microsatellites are straightforward to deploy using a Docker image, AWS/AMI, or a Debian package.