Distributed Tracing

Distributed Tracing with Istio you own this product

This project is part of the liveProject series Distributed Tracing with Jaeger, Kubernetes, and Istio
intermediate Java and Spring Boot • and basics of Istio
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install Istio with Jaeger addon in a Kubernetes cluster • read and forward tracing related HTTP headers in a microservice
Huabing Zhao
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · BEGINNER

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In this liveProject, you’ll use the Istio service mesh to automatically generate tracing spans for the microservices in the eCommerce application. Istio installs a sidecar proxy for each microservice that runs in the service mesh. That proxy intercepts the HTTP requests between microservices, generating a span for each request. This method avoids the need to write large amounts of tracing code, and is an excellent choice when working with legacy systems or small development teams.
This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Huabing Zhao
Huabing Zhao works as a senior engineer at Tencent Cloud. He has a solid experience in the information and telecommunication technology industry for more than 10 years.Throughout his career, he has built a number of large-scale, cross-country software systems, most of them are still running in production. He loves open source and has been contributing to various open source projects. He is a member of Istio, previous Project Team Leaderof ONAP, the author of the Hugo clean-white theme and the open source project Aeraki. He has strong interests in various technical areas including Cloud Native, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Home, etc.


This liveProject is for experienced Java developers who are also confident users of Docker. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with:

  • Intermediate Java
  • Intermediate Spring Boot
  • Intermediate Docker
  • Intermediate Kubernetes
  • Basics of Jaeger
  • Basics of Istio
  • Basics of OpenTracing

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In this liveProject, you’ll learn how to use Istio to generate tracing with just a few lines of code.

  • Install Istio with Jaeger addon in a Kubernetes cluster
  • Read and forward tracing related HTTP headers in a microservice


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