Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus
Manage Microservices Chaos and Complexity with Observability

Unit 4 Browser-Based Lab

How to Use OpenTelemetry Tracing to Understand Your Microservices

Lab Overview

This is a timed lab.

  • Estimated Duration: 40 minutes
  • Time Limit: 50 minutes
  • Tries Allowed: 3 attempts
In this lab, you’ll use the official OpenTelemetry libraries to set up manual and automatic instrumentation of your applications, and Jaeger to set up data generation and collection, tailor data to your needs, and visualize the data.

To get the most out of this lab, we recommend that you have a basic familiarity with the Linux command line, JavaScript, and Bash. It’s fine if you are not confident in some or all of these - all the code and commands will be provided along with explanations.

Q&A is available through nginxcommunity Slack (in the #microservices-march channel). Join or sign in.