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Example Tracing


This example illustrates how to enable tracing for a service deployed in Kyma. For demonstration, it creates a Go application. This application uses http-db-service for CRUD operations on orders.

To understand how traces are propagated, see the Go application. See the deployment file to learn about port naming and setting the app label.


  • Kyma as the target deployment environment.
  • Helm for local installation.
  • A Namespace to which you deploy the example with the env: "true" label. For more information, read the related documentation.


Local installation

NOTE: If you use a local Deployment of Kyma on Minikube, be aware that Jaeger installation is optional, and you cannot install it locally by default. However, you can install it on a Kyma instance and run it locally using Helm.

  1. To install Jaeger, go to the Kyma resources directory and run the following command:
helm install -n jaeger -f jaeger/values.yaml --namespace kyma-system --set-string global.domainName=kyma.local --set-string global.isLocalEnv=true jaeger/
  1. Follow the instructions in the Cluster installation section (skip step 2). You can access the tracing UI locally at https://jaeger.kyma.local.

Cluster installation

  1. Export your Namespace as a variable by replacing the {namespace} placeholder in the following command and running it:

    export KYMA_EXAMPLE_NS="{namespace}"
  2. Deploy the service. Run this command:

    kubectl apply -f deployment/deployment.yaml -n $KYMA_EXAMPLE_NS

Get traces from the example service

  1. Call the example service to simulate an incoming order. Run:

    curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"orderCode" : "007", "orderPrice" : 12.0}' https://order-front-api.{YOUR_CLUSTER_DOMAIN}/orders
  2. Access the tracing UI on a cluster at https://jaeger.{YOUR_CLUSTER_DOMAIN}.

  3. Select order-front from the list of available services and click Find Traces.

  4. The UI displays end-to-end traces for the API call that simulated an incoming order.


To remove all resources related to this example from your Kyma cluster, run this command:

kubectl delete all,api -l example=tracing -n $KYMA_EXAMPLE_NS