Automatically instrument your Lambdas with OpenTelemetry
Functions as a Service
Functions as a Service (FaaS) is an important serverless compute platform for cloud native applications. However, platform quirks usually mean these applications have slightly different monitoring guidance and requirements than applications running on Kubernetes or Virtual Machines.
The initial vendor scope of the FaaS documentation is around Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS functions are also known as Lambda.
The OpenTelemetry community currently provides pre-built Lambda layers able to auto-instrument your application as well as a the option of standalone Collector Lambda layer that can be used when instrumenting applications manually or automatically.
The release status can be tracked in the OpenTelemetry-Lambda repository.
Add and configure the Collector Lambda layer to your Lambda
Manually instrument your Lambdas with OpenTelemetry