Getting Started

Get started with OpenTelemetry based on your role.

Before you deep dive into your role-specific Getting Started, you can try out the official OpenTelemetry Demo to see what observability with OpenTelemetry looks like.

If none of the roles below are applicable to you, let us know!


You develop software. Your goal is to get observability by writing code. You want to have your dependencies emit telemetry for you automatically.


You run a set of applications in production. Your goal is to get telemetry out of them without touching their code. You want to collect traces, metrics, and logs from several services and send them off to your observability backend.

Last modified October 31, 2022: Minor typo fix (#1958) (95d46a8)