Version 2.0 release notes

Grafana Enterprise Traces (GET) 2.0 is built off Tempo 2.0, so it inherits all the features, enhancements, and bug fixes of the upstream project. As a result, we recommend that you read the Tempo 2.0 release notes for a description of the most notable changes.

Like Tempo 2.0, GET now includes TraceQL and uses Parquet as the default trace storage format. TraceQL is a query language modeled on PromQL and LogQL that allows you to interactively extract insights from your trace data.

To understand more about why we built TraceQL and the use cases it unlocks, see our blog post.

GET is built to be fully Tempo-compatible, which means a GET 2.0 binary can be dropped into an existing Tempo 2.0 deployment with no changes.

Features and enhancements

Below we highlight some of the most important features and enhancements in GET 2.0. For a complete list of changes and enhancements, refer to the GET 2.0 changelog and the Tempo 2.0 release notes.

Cross-tenant query federation

Since GET 1.0, users could issue a single query to search multiple GET clusters at once for trace, a capability known as cross-cluster query federation. With GET 2.0, we’ve added cross-tenant query federation. This capability enables users to search multiple tenants in the same cluster at once, getting back a single, combined result.

To use cross-tenant query federation, users must run the federation-frontend service, the same service required for cross-cluster query federation. Both traceID lookups as well as TraceQL queries are supported.

Read the cross-cluster query federation documentation for more information.

Upgrade considerations

When upgrading to GET 2.0, start by reading the Tempo 2.0 upgrade guide. Be aware of these additional breaking changes:

  • Removed ingester and querier routes from the GET gateway’s proxied paths.
  • Added support for HTTP and gRPC proxying from the GET gateway to the distributor. HTTP traffic is configured in the distributor block, while ingest traffic (gRPC) is configured in the distributor_ingest block.


This section lists a summary of the enhancements in GET 2.0. In addition to these changes, refer to the Tempo 2.0 changelog.


  • Integrate new SearchTagValues V2 endpoint from Tempo with GET’s authentication and authorization model.
  • Upgrade to Go 1.19.
  • Route /status endpoints in the gateway to all the components. Target components are indicated with the target query parameter.

Bug fixes

2.0.1 bug fixes

Version 2.0.1 includes the following fixes:

  • Fixed a bug where the admin API licenses endpoint became permanently unusable if accessed too early.
  • Fixed a bug where the admin API features endpoint was not reporting GET’s version number.
  • Fixed a bug where the license API panicked if accessed before admin storage was initialized.
  • Fixed query path routes by correctly appending config.http_api_prefix.