Jaeger is an open source end to end distributed tracing system, allowing users to monitor and troubleshoot transactions in complex distributed systems.


Option 1: Quick start

Istio provides a basic sample installation to quickly get Jaeger up and running:

$ kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/istio/istio/release-1.13/samples/addons/jaeger.yaml

This will deploy Jaeger into your cluster. This is intended for demonstration only, and is not tuned for performance or security.

Option 2: Customizable install

Consult the Jaeger documentation to get started. No special changes are needed for Jaeger to work with Istio.

Once Jaeger is installed, you will need to point Istio proxies to send traces to the deployment. This can be configured with --set values.global.tracer.zipkin.address=<jaeger-collector-address>:9411 at installation time. See the ProxyConfig.Tracing for advanced configuration such as TLS settings.


For more information on using Jaeger, please refer to the Jaeger task.

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