19 OpenTelemetry Collector Processors to Know

OpenTelemetry Processor Spaceman

In this guide, we will cover some of the most useful OpenTelemetry Collector Processors out there. Hopefully, you will either optimize how you currently use the Collector or even consider implementing the Collector to take advantage of the Processors’ capabilities. Before jumping into each Processor, it’s important to understand what is the Collector’s role and […]

Guide to Distributed Tracing with OpenTelemetry Dotnet

OpenTelemetry Dotnet Rick and Mod the Dotnet Bot

In this OpenTelemetry dotnet guide, you will learn exactly how to set up a .Net project that leverages OpenTelemetry, from scratch, and without any prior knowledge of OpenTelemetry. We will build a simple to-do app that uses ASP.NET CORE and MongoDB. We will then use OpenTelemetry to generate spans, and send them to Aspecto for […]

Aspecto Sampler for NodeJS

Breaking Bad Jaeger

At Aspecto, we enable users to configure advanced sampling rules (both head and tail sampling) in an easy-to-use UI with reach features and centralized management. It’s a control plane for your trace sampling.  The Aspecto Sampler for NodeJS is an implementation of the OpenTelemetry head sampling that allows you to remotely configure all head sampling […]

OpenTelemetry Operator for Kubernetes: Practical Guide

Jaeger as an Operator in the Jaeger HQ

In this article, you will learn how to use the OpenTelemetry Operator. We will explore what a Kubernetes Operator is, how to use it, and tackle common issues you might encounter when setting up the Opentelemetry Operator in your cluster. This is the 4th part of our OpenTelemetry on Kubernetes series. In the previous articles, […]

OpenTelemetry Collector on Kubernetes with Helm Chart – Part 3

In this article, you will learn how to use the OpenTelemetry Helm chart to deploy a collector as a gateway in a Kubernetes cluster. In previous tutorials, I demonstrated how to deploy the OpenTelemetry Collector as both Gateway and Agent on a Kubernetes cluster. It took a lot of work and hours of research. Luckily […]

OpenTelemetry Collector as an Agent on Kubernetes – Part 2

Jack Sparrow OpenTelemetry Collector Kubernetes Agent

In this article, you will learn how to deploy and configure the OpenTelemetry Collector as an agent on Kubernetes. In part 1, we described how to set up a local Kubernetes environment with Minikube. We configured an OpenTelemetry collector and deployed it to a local Kubernetes cluster. We outlined and explained each of the Kubernetes […]

Distributed Tracing with OpenTelemetry Collector on Kubernetes – Part 1

Jaeger Pan OpenTelemetry Collector Kubernetes

In this guide, you will learn how to set up a working OpenTelemetry Collector on Kubernetes that is configured to receive data in OTLP format via HTTP or gRPC and send traces for visualization in both Jaeger and Aspecto. The purpose of this tutorial is to simplify the process by going through the main steps […]

How to Instrument AWS Services with OpenTelemetry

The A team using OpenTelemetry

In this AWS OpenTelemetry guide, you will learn how to instrument your AWS services with OpenTelemetry. I will demonstrate how to instrument a simple microservice system running on AWS. We will use AWS SQS, DynamoDB, and Lambda.  First, we will create all the resources we require using Terraform and AWS. Secondly, we will instrument our […]

Guide to OpenTelemetry Distributed Tracing in Rust

OpenTelemetry Distributed Tracing in Rust

In this article, I will share my experience adding OpenTelemetry distributed tracing to a Rust application. I will attempt to answer the following questions: How to instrument Opentelemetry in Rust? How to add manual and auto instrumentations to a Rust application? How to use tracing to debug Rust applications? How to visualize traces and spans? […]

Distributed Tracing for RabbitMQ with OpenTelemetry

Jazz Jackrabbit OpenTelemetry RabbitMQ

In this guide, you will learn how to use OpenTelemetry to instrument RabbitMQ to create spans for different operations. (e.g., consume and produce). We will then see how to visualize your traces in Jaeger and Aspecto. I will use Node.js for all code examples. Feel free to skip to the practical section of this guide if […]