Set up Grafana Enterprise Traces
Grafana Enterprise Traces (GET) is available as a pre-compiled binary, a Docker image, and as common OS-specific packaging. For a list of available download options, refer to Downloads.
Note: You can use Grafana Cloud to avoid installing, maintaining, and scaling your own instance of GET. The free forever plan includes 50GB of free traces. Create an account to get started.
To set up GET, you need to:
Obtain a GET license
A valid Grafana Enterprise Traces license token is required to run GET’s many added features. GET will run with the functionality of an open-source Tempo binary when no license token is available.
To get a license, please contact a Grafana Labs representative.
GET licenses are issued on a per-cluster basis. Each cluster of GET that you plan to deploy requires a unique license. When requesting a GET license, you’ll be asked to provide a unique cluster name with which to associate the license.
A cluster name must:
- have between 3 to 63 characters
- contain lowercase letters, numbers, underscores (_), or hyphens (-)
- begin with a letter or number
- end with a letter or number
Once you have a license, you can download it from Grafana:
- From https://grafana.com, select Login and sign in using your credentials.
- From the left-hand menu, select Licenses to download the license token.
Deploy your GET cluster
After you have a Grafana GET license with an associated cluster name, choose a method to deploy your GET cluster. Our recommended approach for operating GET is to run it on Kubernetes and deploy via our Helm chart, as described in Deploy on Kubernetes using Helm.
Set up the GET plugin in Grafana
Once the plugin is configured, you can set up GET tenants.