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Sending traces to 3rd party backends

Sending your checks as traces to a 3rd party OpenTelemetry backend is a great way to correlate check runs with other telemetry data. It’s also very simple to set up.

  1. Flip the Basic HTTP instrumentation toggle in the OpenTelemetry integration in your Checkly account.

    Enable basic instrumentation

  2. Provide the trace endpoint URL and HTTP header with an API key for your preferred 3rd party OpenTelemetry backend. Done.

    Provide URL and header with authentication

After you’ve set this up, Checkly will instrument every HTTP request with a proper traceparent and tracestate header and send every check run as a trace to your 3rd party OpenTelemetry backend.

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