• What is distributed tracing?
  • How to get started with Jaeger
  • How to instrument an application
  • How to search logs in Loki, find the traces in Jaeger, and view them in Grafana

Come and learn about the basics of distributed tracing! In this webinar, we will review what tracing is and what questions it can answer, common open source options for tracing, and the basics of deploying Jaeger, a popular tracing system. In the demo, we will take a simple application, instrument it for tracing, and offload those traces to a Jaeger backend. Then we’ll run a typical Loki search, retrieve the trace from Jaeger, and view the trace in Grafana.

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Joe Elliott

Principal Software Engineer, Grafana Labs

Joe Elliott has been working as an SRE/Devops/Infrastructure person with Kubernetes for the last 4 years. Currently a Principal Engineer at Grafana, he is the creator of Tempo, a Jaeger maintainer, and has contributed to the OpenTelemetry Collector, Loki and Cortex. When he’s not at the keyboard or wrangling kids, Joe likes to get out on his bike.