Get set and get ready: This section describes what you have to do to get set up - before you can use Distributed Tracing in Logz.io.

To set up Distributed Tracing:

Set up instrumentation

Determine the best instrumentation strategy for your system: Manual or automatic instrumentation. Read more about setting up instrumentation.

Look up your Distributed Tracing Token and Region information in Logz.io

You’ll find your Distributed Tracing account information in the Manage Accounts page of your Operations workspace,

Distributed Tracing token location

when you click the relevant tracing account name at the bottom of the section. Reveal Distributed Tracing Token

Look up your account’s region code in the General Settings page, here: > Settings > General. Navigate to general settings

You can also find your region code in the Regions and Listener Hosts table.

URLs are available in the Listener IP addresses page.

Deploy tracing components

Decide on your tracing source, make deployment decisions, and decide whether or not to use an agent to send tracing data to Logz.io. Read more about deploying tracing components.

If you’re deploying distributed tracing on Kubernetes, we recommend the following blog post: A Guide to Deploying Jaeger on Kubernetes in Production.