We currently use Lightstep as our observability platform.

Local tracing

  1. Go to lightstep.com

  2. Log into lightstep using google.

  3. On the left-hand side menu go to developer mode (the angle brackets < >).

  4. Copy the command and run that locally. This will spin up a docker container configured with an api key. Any data submitted will be forwarded to Lightstep.

  5. Run make up. Once everything is up, check the Lightstep developer mode page. You should start seeing traces appear on the page.