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Here are SkyWalking 6 official documents. Welcome to join us

From here you can learn all about SkyWalking’s architecture, how to deploy and use SkyWalking, also develop based on SkyWalking.

  • Concepts and Designs. Concepts and designs explain the most important core ideas about SkyWalking. You can learn from here if you want to understand what is going on under our cool features and visualization.
  • Setup. Setup contains guides for installing SkyWalking in different scenarios. As a platform, it provides several ways to provide observability, including monitoring and alarm of course.
  • Contributing Guides. Guides are for PMC member, committer or new contributor. At here, you can know how to contribute from beginning.
  • Protocols. Protocols show the communication ways between agents/probes and backend. Anyone, interested in uplink telemetry data, definitely should read this.
  • FAQs. Include a manifest, including already known setup problems, secondary developments experiments. When you are facing a problem, check here first.

In addition, you might find these links interesting:

  • The latest and old releases are all available at Apache SkyWalking release page. The change logs are here.
  • You can find the speaking schedules at Conf, online videos and articles about SkyWalking in Community resource catalog. Also, if you have some related to us, welcome to submit a pull request to add.
  • We’re always looking for help improving our documentation and codes, so please don’t hesitate to file an issue if you see some problem. Or better yet, submit your own contributions through pull request to help make them better.

Users from 5.x

SkyWalking 5.x is still supported by the community. For the user plans to upgrade from 5.x to 6.x, you should know there are some definitions of concepts changed.

The most important two changed concepts are

  1. Application(in 5.x) is changed to Service(in 6.x), also Application Instance is changed to Service Instance.
  2. Service(in 5.x) is changed to Endpoint(in 6.x).
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