Because Tempo is a trace id only lookup it relies on integrations for trace discovery. Common methods of discovery are through logs and exemplars. The examples are also a good place to see how some of these discovery flows work.
Related Tempo resources
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Getting started with tracing and Grafana Tempo
In this session, we will use an instrumented application to demonstrate how to use logs and Prometheus exemplars to find traces effectively in Tempo. The demo will hit on the basics of operating Tempo and reveal how Tempo allows us to scale tracing as far as possible with less operational cost and complexity than ever before.