June 25th 2024


OpenTelemetry Events support

You can now view events in your OpenTelemetry (OTel) traces. Events are structured logs you can add to any span inside your trace to give extra context about work being done during the lifetime of a span. Each event has a name, a timestamp and optionally extra attributes in a typical key/value pair style.

For instance, events are commonly used to record exceptions and their stack traces that happen within the bounds of a span. The OpenTelemetry documentation has examples for all popular languages on how to add events to spans.

OpenTelemetry tracing on Checkly is currently in beta. Head over to the dedicated OpenTelemetry section in the app to get started.

Check our docs for more information.

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