Distributed tracing overview

As a service owner, you can use distributed tracing to instrument your services to gather insights into your service architecture. You can use the Red Hat OpenShift distributed tracing platform for monitoring, network profiling, and troubleshooting the interaction between components in modern, cloud-native, microservices-based applications.

With the distributed tracing platform, you can perform the following functions:

  • Monitor distributed transactions

  • Optimize performance and latency

  • Perform root cause analysis

The distributed tracing platform consists of three components:

  • Red Hat OpenShift distributed tracing platform (Jaeger), which is based on the open source Jaeger project.

  • Red Hat OpenShift distributed tracing platform (Tempo), which is based on the open source Grafana Tempo project.

  • Red Hat build of OpenTelemetry, which is based on the open source OpenTelemetry project.

Technology Preview features

  • The unsupported OpenTelemetry Collector components included in the 2.1 release are removed.

Bug fixes

This release of the Red Hat OpenShift distributed tracing platform addresses Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) and bug fixes.

Getting support

If you experience difficulty with a procedure described in this documentation, or with OpenShift Container Platform in general, visit the Red Hat Customer Portal. From the Customer Portal, you can:

  • Search or browse through the Red Hat Knowledgebase of articles and solutions relating to Red Hat products.

  • Submit a support case to Red Hat Support.

  • Access other product documentation.

To identify issues with your cluster, you can use Insights in OpenShift Cluster Manager Hybrid Cloud Console. Insights provides details about issues and, if available, information on how to solve a problem.

If you have a suggestion for improving this documentation or have found an error, submit a Jira issue for the most relevant documentation component. Please provide specific details, such as the section name and OpenShift Container Platform version.

Making open source more inclusive

Red Hat is committed to replacing problematic language in our code, documentation, and web properties. We are beginning with these four terms: master, slave, blacklist, and whitelist. Because of the enormity of this endeavor, these changes will be implemented gradually over several upcoming releases. For more details, see our CTO Chris Wright’s message.