OpenTelemetry is an open source project and unified standard for service instrumentation, or a way of measuring performance. Sponsored by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), it replaces OpenTracing and OpenCensus. The goal is to standardize how you collect and send telemetry data to a backend platform.
Open Telemetry Setup
Get the basic outline of how to instrument your services with New Relic and OpenTelemetry from our documentation.
Understanding New Relic data types
Since OpenTelemetry is all about sending data, it’s a good idea to also have an understanding of the New Relic data types:
What Is OpenTelemetry?
This engaging video gives a quick insight into OpenTelemetry. It highlights the intrinsic elements of OpenTelemetry, and efficiently details how you can start using your code to send data to a backend like New Relic. The video even comes with its own Blog.
Telemetry Basics - Will help you understand what is telemetry?, what data is it dealing with and what can we work with telemetry.
How? When? Why? - Will assist you in understanding the Telemetry fundamentals, allowing you to know How, When and Why use it.
Hands-On OpenTelemetry - Let’s get things going with the workshop for Telemetry, this section will allow you to get insight into instrumentation of the agent/language you use. Then you shall be able to see all that precious Telemetry data.
If you are like me, and love to learn via the New Relic Youtube channel, then look no further. These videos really give you an open and almost tangible insight into OpenTelemetry.
Monitor Everything With OpenTelemetry
This Nerdlog sees 4 New Relics discussing OpenTelemetry in meaningful ways with live examples, watch and learn about Ingesting Open OpenTelemetry, a great Java Demo, viewing the OpenTelemetry data and Custom Queries.
0:00 - Intros
2:00 - Ingesting Open Telemetry
5:00 - Open Telemetry Examples
9:00 - Demo
17:00 - Viewing Open Telemetry Data
22:00 - Custom Queries
24:41 - Viewing trends and anomalies
27:21 - Outros
Open Telemetry Troubleshooting Guides
These guides will walk you step by step through how to resolve some of the most common issues using OpenTelemetry with New Relic.
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