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Open Telemetry

Terrakube components support Open Telemetry by default to enable effective observability.
To enable telemetry inside the Terrakube components please add the following environment variable:
OTEL_JAVAAGENT_ENABLE=true
Terrakube API, Registry and Executor support the setup for now from version 2.12.0.
UI support will be added in the future.
Once the open telemetry agent is enable we can use other environment variables to setup the monitoring for our application for example to enable jaeger we could add the following using addtional environment variables:
OTEL_TRACES_EXPORTER=jaeger
OTEL_EXPORTER_JAEGER_ENDPOINT=http://jaeger-all-in-one:14250
OTEL_SERVICE_NAME=TERRAKUBE-API
Now we can go the jaeger ui to see if everything is working as expected.
There are several differente configuration options for example:

Jaeger exporter

The Jaeger exporter. This exporter uses gRPC for its communications protocol.
System property
Environment variable
Description
otel.traces.exporter=jaeger
OTEL_TRACES_EXPORTER=jaeger
Select the Jaeger exporter
otel.exporter.jaeger.endpoint
OTEL_EXPORTER_JAEGER_ENDPOINT
The Jaeger gRPC endpoint to connect to. Default is http://localhost:14250.
otel.exporter.jaeger.timeout
OTEL_EXPORTER_JAEGER_TIMEOUT
The maximum waiting time, in milliseconds, allowed to send each batch. Default is 10000.

Zipkin exporter

The Zipkin exporter. It sends JSON in Zipkin format to a specified HTTP URL.
System property
Environment variable
Description
otel.traces.exporter=zipkin
OTEL_TRACES_EXPORTER=zipkin
Select the Zipkin exporter
otel.exporter.zipkin.endpoint
OTEL_EXPORTER_ZIPKIN_ENDPOINT
The Zipkin endpoint to connect to. Default is http://localhost:9411/api/v2/spans. Currently only HTTP is supported.

Prometheus exporter

The Prometheus exporter.
System property
Environment variable
Description
otel.metrics.exporter=prometheus
OTEL_METRICS_EXPORTER=prometheus
Select the Prometheus exporter
otel.exporter.prometheus.port
OTEL_EXPORTER_PROMETHEUS_PORT
The local port used to bind the prometheus metric server. Default is 9464.
otel.exporter.prometheus.host
OTEL_EXPORTER_PROMETHEUS_HOST
The local address used to bind the prometheus metric server. Default is 0.0.0.0.
For more information please check, the official open telemetry documentation.
Open Telemetry Example
One small example to show how to use open telemetry with docker compose can be found in the following URL: