Service Performance Monitoring is a high-level monitoring dashboard within Logz.io that enables you to monitor your tracing services and operations. This integration allows you to configure Service Performance Monitoring with OpenTelemetry collector and send spans and span metrics from your OpenTelemetry installation to Logz.io.

This integration is currently only available as a Beta version. To enable it for your account, contact Logz.io first.

Architecture overview

This integration is based on OpenTelemetry. It works as an add-on to existing OpenTelemetry installations. If you need to set up OpenTelemetry first, refer to our documentation on OpenTelemetry.

The integration includes:

  • Configuring the OpenTelemetry collector to receive spans generated by your application instrumentation and send the spans and span metrics to Logz.io

On deployment, your OpenTelemetry instrumentation captures spans from your application and forwards them to the collector, which exports the spans and span metrics data to your Logz.io account.

Set up your locally hosted OpenTelemetry installation to send spans and span metrics to Logz.io

Before you begin, you’ll need:

  • An application instrumented with an OpenTelemetry instrumentation or any other supported instrumentations based on OpenTracing, Zipkin or Jaeger
  • A metrics account setup
  • An active account with Logz.io
  • A Logz.io span metrics account

The span metrics account name should include your tracing account name. For example, if your tracing account name is “tracing”, your metrics account could be named “tracing-metrics”.

Add Logz.io exporter to your OpenTelemetry collector

Add the following parameters to the configuration file of your OpenTelemetry collector:

  • Under the receivers list:
  otlp/spanmetrics:
    protocols:
      grpc:
        endpoint: :12345
  prometheus:
    config:
      global:
        external_labels:
          p8s_logzio_name: spm-otel
      scrape_configs: 
      - job_name: 'spm'
        scrape_interval: 15s
        static_configs:
        - targets: [ "0.0.0.0:8889" ]
  • Under the exporters list:
  logzio:
    account_token: <<TRACING-SHIPPING-TOKEN>>
    region: <<LOGZIO_ACCOUNT_REGION_CODE>>
  prometheusremotewrite/spm:
    endpoint: https://<<LISTENER-HOST>>:8053
    headers:
      Authorization: Bearer <<SPM-METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>>
  prometheus:
    endpoint: "localhost:8889"
  • Under the processors list:
  spanmetrics:
    metrics_exporter: prometheus
    latency_histogram_buckets: [2ms, 6ms, 10ms, 100ms, 250ms, 500ms, 1000ms, 10000ms, 100000ms, 1000000ms]
    # Additional list of dimensions on top of:
    # - service.name
    # - operation
    # - span.kind
    # - status.code
    dimensions:
      # If the span is missing http.method, the processor will insert
      # the http.method dimension with value 'GET'.
      # For example, in the following scenario, http.method is not present in a span and so will be added as a dimension to the metric with value "GET":
      # - promexample_calls{http_method="GET",operation="/Address",service_name="shippingservice",span_kind="SPAN_KIND_SERVER",status_code="STATUS_CODE_UNSET"} 1
      - name: http.method
        default: GET
      # If a default is not provided, the http.status_code dimension will be omitted
      # if the span does not contain http.status_code.
      # For example, consider a scenario with two spans, one span having http.status_code=200 and another missing http.status_code. Two metrics would result with this configuration, one with the http_status_code omitted and the other included:
      # - promexample_calls{http_status_code="200",operation="/Address",service_name="shippingservice",span_kind="SPAN_KIND_SERVER",status_code="STATUS_CODE_UNSET"} 1
      # - promexample_calls{operation="/Address",service_name="shippingservice",span_kind="SPAN_KIND_SERVER",status_code="STATUS_CODE_UNSET"} 1
      - name: http.status_code
  • Under the service: pipelines list:
pipelines:
    traces:
      receivers: [jaeger]
      processors: [spanmetrics,batch]
      exporters: [logzio]
    metrics/spanmetrics:
      # This receiver is just a dummy and never used.
      # Added to pass validation requiring at least one receiver in a pipeline.
      receivers: [otlp/spanmetrics]
      exporters: [prometheus]
    metrics:
      receivers: [prometheus]
      exporters: [logging,prometheusremotewrite]  

Replace <<TRACING-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.

If your account is hosted in any region other than us, replace <LOGZIO_ACCOUNT_REGION_CODE> with the applicable region code.

If your account is hosted in us, remove region: line from the config.

Replace <<SPM-METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with a token for the Metrics account that is dedicated to your Service Performance Monitoring feature.

Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with the host for your region. For example, listener.logz.io if your account is hosted on AWS US East, or listener-nl.logz.io if hosted on Azure West Europe.

An example configuration file looks as follows:


receivers:
  jaeger:
    protocols:
      grpc:
      thrift_binary:
      thrift_compact:
      thrift_http:

  otlp/spanmetrics:
    protocols:
      grpc:
        endpoint: :12345
  otlp:
    protocols:
      grpc:
        endpoint: :4317
  prometheus:
    config:
      global:
        external_labels:
          p8s_logzio_name: spm-otel
      scrape_configs: 
      - job_name: 'spm'
        scrape_interval: 15s
        static_configs:
        - targets: [ "0.0.0.0:8889" ]

exporters:
  logzio:
    account_token: <<TRACING-SHIPPING-TOKEN>>
    region: <<LOGZIO_ACCOUNT_REGION_CODE>>
  prometheusremotewrite/spm:
    endpoint: https://<<LISTENER-HOST>>:8053
    headers:
      Authorization: Bearer <<SPM-METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>>
  prometheus:
    endpoint: "localhost:8889"
  logging:

processors:
  batch:
  spanmetrics:
    metrics_exporter: prometheus
    latency_histogram_buckets: [2ms, 6ms, 10ms, 100ms, 250ms, 500ms, 1000ms, 10000ms, 100000ms, 1000000ms]
    # Additional list of dimensions on top of:
    # - service.name
    # - operation
    # - span.kind
    # - status.code
    dimensions:
      # If the span is missing http.method, the processor will insert
      # the http.method dimension with value 'GET'.
      # For example, in the following scenario, http.method is not present in a span and so will be added as a dimension to the metric with value "GET":
      # - promexample_calls{http_method="GET",operation="/Address",service_name="shippingservice",span_kind="SPAN_KIND_SERVER",status_code="STATUS_CODE_UNSET"} 1
      - name: http.method
        default: GET
      # If a default is not provided, the http.status_code dimension will be omitted
      # if the span does not contain http.status_code.
      # For example, consider a scenario with two spans, one span having http.status_code=200 and another missing http.status_code. Two metrics would result with this configuration, one with the http_status_code omitted and the other included:
      # - promexample_calls{http_status_code="200",operation="/Address",service_name="shippingservice",span_kind="SPAN_KIND_SERVER",status_code="STATUS_CODE_UNSET"} 1
      # - promexample_calls{operation="/Address",service_name="shippingservice",span_kind="SPAN_KIND_SERVER",status_code="STATUS_CODE_UNSET"} 1
      - name: http.status_code    

extensions:
  pprof:
    endpoint: :1777
  zpages:
    endpoint: :55679
  health_check:

service:
  extensions: [health_check, pprof, zpages]
  pipelines:
    traces:
      receivers: [jaeger]
      processors: [spanmetrics,batch]
      exporters: [logzio]
    metrics/spanmetrics:
      # This receiver is just a dummy and never used.
      # Added to pass validation requiring at least one receiver in a pipeline.
      receivers: [otlp/spanmetrics]
      exporters: [prometheus]
    metrics:
      receivers: [otlp,prometheus]
      exporters: [logging,prometheusremotewrite/spm]      
  telemetry:
    logs:
      level: "debug"

Start the collector

Run the following command:

<path/to>/otelcontribcol_<VERSION-NAME> --config ./config.yaml
  • Replace <path/to> with the path to the directory where you downloaded the collector.
  • Replace <VERSION-NAME> with the version name of the collector applicable to your system, e.g. otelcontribcol_darwin_amd64.
Run the application

Run the application to generate traces.

Check Logz.io for your metrics

Give your metrics some time to get from your system to ours, and then open Tracing. Navigate to the Monitor tab to view the span metrics.

Set up your OpenTelemetry installation using containerized collector to send spans and span metrics to Logz.io

Before you begin, you’ll need:

  • An application instrumented with an OpenTelemetry instrumentation or any other supported instrumentations based on OpenTracing, Zipkin or Jaeger
  • A metrics account setup
  • An active account with Logz.io
  • A Logz.io span metrics account

The span metrics account name should include your tracing account name. For example, if your tracing account name is “tracing”, your metrics account could be named “tracing-metrics”.

Pull the Docker image for the OpenTelemetry collector

If you are already running a Logz.io Docker image logzio/otel-collector-traces, the new image logzio/otel-collector-spm will replace it.

In the same Docker network as your application:

docker pull logzio/otel-collector-spm

This integration only works with an otel-contrib image. The logzio/otel-collector-traces image is based on otel-contrib.

Run the container

When running on a Linux host, use the --network host flag to publish the collector ports:

docker run --name logzio-spm \
-e LOGZIO_REGION=<<LOGZIO_ACCOUNT_REGION_CODE>> \
-e LOGZIO_TRACES_TOKEN=<<TRACING-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> \
-e LOGZIO_METRICS_TOKEN=<<SPM-METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> \
--network host \
logzio/otel-collector-spm

When running on MacOS or Windows hosts, publish the ports using the -p flag:

docker run --name logzio-spm \
-e LOGZIO_REGION=<<LOGZIO_ACCOUNT_REGION_CODE>> \
-e LOGZIO_TRACES_TOKEN=<<TRACING-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> \
-e LOGZIO_METRICS_TOKEN=<<SPM-METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> \
-p 55678-55680:55678-55680 \
-p 1777:1777 \
-p 9411:9411 \
-p 9943:9943 \
-p 6831:6831 \
-p 6832:6832 \
-p 14250:14250 \
-p 14268:14268 \
-p 4317:4317 \
-p 55681:55681 \
logzio/otel-collector-spm

Replace <<TRACING-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.

If your account is hosted in any region other than us, replace <LOGZIO_ACCOUNT_REGION_CODE> with the applicable region code.

If your account is hosted in us, remove region: line from the config.

Replace <<SPM-METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with a token for the Metrics account that is dedicated to your Service Performance Monitoring feature.

Optional parameters

If required, you can add the following optional parameters as environment variables when running the container:

Parameter Description
LATENCY_HISTOGRAM_BUCKETS Comma separated list of durations defining the latency histogram buckets. Default: 2ms, 8ms, 50ms, 100ms, 200ms, 500ms, 1s, 5s, 10s
SPAN_METRICS_DIMENSIONS Each metric will have at least the following dimensions that are common across all spans: Service name, Operation, Span kind, Status code. The input is comma separated list of dimensions to add together with the default dimensions, for example: region,http.url. Each additional dimension is defined by a name from the span’s collection of attributes or resource attributes. If the named attribute is missing in the span, this dimension will be omitted from the metric.
SPAN_METRICS_DIMENSIONS_CACHE_SIZE The maximum items number of metric_key_to_dimensions_cache. Default: 10000.
AGGREGATION_TEMPORALITY Defines the aggregation temporality of the generated metrics. One of either cumulative or delta. Default: cumulative.
Run the application

Run the application to generate traces.

Check Logz.io for your metrics

Give your metrics some time to get from your system to ours, and then open Tracing. Navigate to the Monitor tab to view the span metrics.

Overview

You can use a Helm chart to ship metrics and span metrics from your OpenTelemetry installation to Logz.io. The Helm tool is used to manage packages of pre-configured Kubernetes resources that use charts.

logzio-otel-spm allows you to ship traces from your Kubernetes cluster to Logz.io with the OpenTelemetry collector.

This chart is a fork of the opentelemtry-collector Helm chart. The main repository for Logz.io helm charts are logzio-helm.

Standard configuration

Before you begin, you’ll need:

  • An application instrumented with an OpenTelemetry instrumentation or any other supported instrumentations based on OpenTracing, Zipkin or Jaeger
  • A metrics account setup
  • An active account with Logz.io
Deploy the Helm chart

If you are already running a Helm chart logzio/otel-collector-traces, the new image logzio/otel-collector-spm will replace it.

Add logzio-helm repo as follows:

helm repo add logzio-helm https://logzio.github.io/logzio-helm/logzio-otel-spm
helm repo update
Define the logzio-otel-traces service dns

In most cases, the service name will be logzio-otel-traces.default.svc.cluster.local, where default is the namespace where you deployed the helm chart and svc.cluster.name is your cluster domain name.

If you are not sure what your cluster domain name is, you can run the following command to look it up:

kubectl run -it --image=k8s.gcr.io/e2e-test-images/jessie-dnsutils:1.3 --restart=Never shell -- \
sh -c 'nslookup kubernetes.default | grep Name | sed "s/Name:\skubernetes.default//"'

It will deploy a small pod that extracts your cluster domain name from your Kubernetes environment. You can remove this pod after it has returned the cluster domain name.

Point your traces exporter to logzio-otel-traces

In the instrumentation code of your application, point the exporter to the service name defined in the previous step, for example http://logzio-otel-traces.default.svc.cluster.local:4317.

Run the Helm deployment code
helm install  \
--set logzio.region=<<LOGZIO_ACCOUNT_REGION_CODE>> \
--set logzio.tracing_token=<<TRACING-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> \
--set logzio.metrics_token=<<SPM-METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> \
logzio-otel-spm logzio-helm/logzio-otel-spm

Replace <<TRACING-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.

If your account is hosted in any region other than us, replace <LOGZIO_ACCOUNT_REGION_CODE> with the applicable region code.

If your account is hosted in us, remove region: line from the config.

Replace <<SPM-METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with a token for the Metrics account that is dedicated to your Service Performance Monitoring feature.

<<LOGZIO_ACCOUNT_REGION_CODE>> - Your logz.io account region code. Defaults to “us”. Required only if your logz.io region is different than US East.

Check Logz.io for your traces

Give your traces some time to get from your system to ours, then open Logz.io.

Customizing Helm chart parameters

Configure customization options

You can use the following options to update the Helm chart parameters:

  • Specify parameters using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install.

  • Edit the values.yaml.

  • Overide default values with your own my_values.yaml and apply it in the helm install command.

Example
helm install logzio-otel-traces logzio-helm/logzio-otel-traces -f my_values.yaml 
Optional parameters

If required, you can add the following optional parameters as environment variables:

Parameter Description
config.processors.spanmetrics.latency_histogram_buckets Comma separated list of durations defining the latency histogram buckets. Default: 2ms, 8ms, 50ms, 100ms, 200ms, 500ms, 1s, 5s, 10s
config.processors.spanmetrics.dimensions Each metric will have at least the following dimensions that are common across all spans: Service name, Operation, Span kind, Status code. The input is comma separated list of dimensions to add together with the default dimensions, for example: region,http.url. Each additional dimension is defined by a name from the span’s collection of attributes or resource attributes. If the named attribute is missing in the span, this dimension will be omitted from the metric.
config.processors.spanmetrics.dimensions_cache_size The maximum items number of metric_key_to_dimensions_cache. Default: 10000.
config.processors.spanmetrics.aggregation_temporality Defines the aggregation temporality of the generated metrics. One of either cumulative or delta. Default: cumulative.

Uninstalling the Chart

The uninstall command is used to remove all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and to delete the release.

To uninstall the logzio-otel-traces deployment, use the following command:

helm uninstall logzio-otel-traces