Accessing request traces

If you have not yet installed the logging and monitoring components, go through the installation instructions to set up the necessary components.

In order to access request traces, you use the Zipkin visualization tool.

  1. To open the Zipkin UI, enter the following command:

    kubectl proxy

    This command starts a local proxy of Zipkin on port 8001. For security reasons, the Zipkin UI is exposed only within the cluster.

  2. Navigate to the Zipkin UI.

  3. Click “Find Traces” to see the latest traces. You can search for a trace ID or look at traces of a specific application. Click on a trace to see a detailed view of a specific call.

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