Tracing with X-Ray

As distributed systems evolve, monitoring and debugging services becomes challenging. Container-orchestration platforms like Kubernetes solve a lot of problems, but they also introduce new challenges for developers and operators in understanding how services interact and where latency exists. AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug distributed services.

In this module, we are going to deploy the X-Ray agent as a DaemonSet, deploy sample front-end and back-end services that are instrumented with the X-Ray SDK, make some sample requests and then examine the traces and service maps in the AWS Management Console.

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