This tutorial shows you how to setup and configure Zipkin

Zipkin is a distributed tracing system. It helps gather timing data needed to troubleshoot latency problems in microservice architectures.

It manages both the collection and lookup of this data. Zipkin's design is based on the Google Dapper paper.


We'll get the Zipkin Docker image from


docker pull openzipkin/zipkin
docker run -d -p 9411:9411 openzipkin/zipkin

and now the Zipkin user interface can be opened in your web browser by visiting http://localhost:9411