Posts in 2022

  • Introducing new resources for OpenTelemetry end users to connect and discover best practices

    Thursday, June 30, 2022 in Blog

    The OpenTelemetry End User Working Group has heard feedback from users who desire a vendor-agnostic space to discuss adopting OpenTelemetry, so we’re excited to announce two new ways for you to connect with other users of the project and share best …

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  • Improved troubleshooting using k8s metadata

    Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in Blog

    Attaching Kubernetes resource metadata to OpenTelemetry traces is useful to identify which resource (such as a pod) is failing or having performance problems. It is also useful for correlating across other signals, for example: you can correlated …

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  • Announcing a Community Demo for OpenTelemetry

    Monday, June 20, 2022 in Blog

    TL;DR The OpenTelemetry community has taken a good pre-existing demo (thanks, Google!) and is in the process of making it even better. Every GA SDK (besides Swift) will be represented, demo support will be extended to Metrics and Logs, and canonical …

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  • Learn how to instrument Apache Http Server with OpenTelemetry

    Friday, May 27, 2022 in Blog

    If you are using Apache Web Server and in dire need of some observability tool to monitor your web server, the OpenTelemetry Apache Module is the right candidate for you: it enables tracing of incoming requests to the server and it will capture the …

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  • OpenTelemetry Metrics Release Candidates

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Blog

    OpenTelemetry’s metrics capabilities are now available as release candidates, starting with Java, .NET, and Python! This means that the specification, APIs, SDKs, and other components that author, capture, process, and otherwise interact with metrics …

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  • OpenTelemetry .NET Automatic Instrumentation Releases its first Beta

    Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Blog

    We’re excited to announce the first beta release of the OpenTelemetry .NET Automatic Instrumentation project! Without this project, .NET developers need to use instrumentation packages to automatically generate telemetry data. For example, to …

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  • Distributed tracing in Knative

    Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Blog

    In this article, you will learn how distributed tracing works in Knative and we will explore how the OpenTelemetry project can make tracing support in this environment easier. We will explore Knative under the hood to understand what distributed …

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  • Apache APISIX Integrates with OpenTelemetry to Collect Tracing Data

    Saturday, March 26, 2022 in Blog

    This article introduces the Apache APISIX’s opentelemetry plugin concept and how to enable and deploy the plugin. Background Information OpenTelemetry is an open source telemetry data acquisition and processing system. It not only provides …

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  • OpenTelemetry Tuesdays, Signing Off!

    Monday, March 21, 2022 in Blog

    When we started running OpenTelemetry Tuesday live streams back in 2019, the world was a lot different than it is today. Back then, it was very challenging for external participants and observers to understand what was going on with the overall …

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  • Checklist for TroublesShooting OpenTelemetry Node.js Tracing Issues

    Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Blog

    I’ll try to make this one short and to the point. You are probably here because you installed OpenTelemetry in your Node.js application and did not see any traces or some expected spans were missing. There can be many reasons for that, but some are …

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