Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

This demo gets you started with Snap, the open telemetry framework. We will install from a prebuilt package so we don't have to worry about any source code.

Let's dive in!

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This scenario has explained how to launch a Kubernetes cluster. In future scenarios you'll learn more details about Kubernetes, starting with launching your first example application.

Don’t stop now! The next scenario will only take about 10 minutes to complete.

Starting with Snap

Step 1 of 2

Step 1 - Installing Snap

install latest package

I prefer to run Snap as a service, so we will first prep for pulling from Package Cloud:

curl -s https://packagecloud.io/install/repositories/intelsdi-x/snap/script.deb.sh | bash

And now we can install the package:

apt-get install snap-telemetry -y

It's important to note that these packages are available for testing purposes. We strongly recommend signing any binaries you plan to run in production. Read more about these security considerations here.

// Note to self - need to point toward docs on production preparation.. not just plugin signing.