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Zipkin

Introduction

The OpenCensus Zipkin receiver allows OpenCensus Service to capture traces that were initially destined for Zipkin

Accepted formats

The OpenCensus Service receives a variety of Zipkin data serialized in the following formats:

Zipkin API version Data format
v1 JSON
v1 Apache Thrift
v2 JSON
v2 Protocol Buffers
v2 Scribe

Configuration

A Zipkin receiver can be turned on by using the configuration file sub-section “zipkin” under “receivers”

Format

receivers:
  zipkin:
    address: <host:port>

  zipkin-scribe:
    port: <port>
    category: <category>

Example

receivers:
  zipkin:
    address: "localhost:9411"

  zipkin-scribe:
    port: 9410
    category: "agent"

and when OpenCensus Service is re-run, it should produce such output

Agent
2019/02/12 18:02:58 Running zPages at ":55679"
2019/02/12 18:02:58 Running Zipkin receiver with address "localhost:9411"
Collector
{"level":"info","ts":1551744415.5136526,"caller":"opencensus/receiver.go:62","msg":"OpenCensus receiver is running.","port":55678}
{"level":"info","ts":1551744414.5134265,"caller":"zipkin/receiver.go:51","msg":"Zipkin receiver is running.","port":9411}

Notes

“zipkin” and “zipkin-scribe” are two different receivers.

References

Resource URL
Zipkin project https://zipkin.io/