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Enterprise Open source

Tempo data source

Grafana ships with built-in support for Tempo a high volume, minimal dependency trace storage, OSS tracing solution from Grafana Labs. Add it as a data source, and you are ready to query your traces in Explore.

Add data source

To access Tempo settings, click the Configuration (gear) icon, then click Data Sources > Tempo.

NameThe name using which you will refer to the data source in panels, queries, and Explore.
DefaultThe default data source will be pre-selected for new panels.
URLThe URL of the Tempo instance, e.g., http://tempo
Basic AuthEnable basic authentication to the Tempo data source.
UserUser name for basic authentication.
PasswordPassword for basic authentication.

Trace to logs

Note: This feature is available in Grafana 7.4+.

This is a configuration for the trace to logs feature. Select target data source (at this moment limited to Loki data sources) and select which tags will be used in the logs query.

  • Data source - Target data source.
  • Tags - The tags that will be used in the Loki query. Default is 'cluster', 'hostname', 'namespace', 'pod'.

Trace to logs settings

Query traces

You can query and display traces from Tempo via Explore. To query a particular trace, insert its trace ID into the query text input.

Screenshot of the Tempo query editor
Screenshot of the Tempo query editor

Linking Trace ID from logs

You can link to Tempo trace from logs in Loki or Elastic by configuring an internal link. See the Derived fields section in the Loki data source or Data links section in the Elastic data source for configuration instructions.