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AWS/AMI: Install and Configure Satellites

he Lightstep satellite is available as an AMI in several AWS regions.

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About Public Satellites

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

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Convert a Debian Satellite Package to RPM

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

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Create a Datadog Dashboard to Monitor Satellites

If you are exporting your StatsD metrics from Lightstep Satellites to Datadog, you can use the dashboard definition below as a good starting point for visualizing the operation of your Satellites.

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Create and Manage Access Tokens

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

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Create and Manage Satellite Keys

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

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Debian/Ubuntu: Install and Configure Satellites

The Lightstep Satellite is available in Debian package format for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial users.

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Docker with Helm: Install and Configure Satellites

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

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Docker: Install and Configure Satellites

A public repository on Docker Hub offers the latest versions of the Satellite.

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Install and Configure Satellites

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

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Learn About Satellites

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

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Manage Your Developer Satellite

When you are in Developer Mode, your Satellite runs on your machine, allowing you to collect and see only data that you create locally. You can start, stop, and configure your Satellite.

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Monitor Lightstep Performance

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

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Monitor Satellite Pools and Satellites

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

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Monitor Satellites, Traces, and Service Reporting

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

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Review Satellite Diagnostics

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

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Satellite Configuration Parameters

Installation and configuration of Lightstep Satellites vary, depending on if you're installing to Docker, AWS/AMI, or Debian/Ubuntu, but all share the same configuration parameters. This topic describes each of these parameters

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Satellite Release Notes

Release notes for current and past releases of Lightstep Satellites.

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Troubleshoot Developer Mode

Troubleshoot your Developer Mode Satellite in Lightstep.

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Upgrade Satellites

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

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Verify Satellite Setup

Test that your Lightstep Satellites are installed and configured correctly to send spans.

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