Mersher Distributed Tracing

  • Distributed handler chain tracking provides the ability of tracing microservice call relationships and watching processing time. It is used to make it easy for users to check the health of microservices in a distributed environment. This guide will show you how to use the distributed handler chain tracking capabilities provided by mersher.



  • 1 Added zipkin library dependency in mersher main file.

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  • 2 Add default handlers in bootstrap.go as shown by the arrows in the figure.


  • 3 Recompile and replace the executable file of mersher_webapp and mersher_calculator. Then start the mersher service respectively.

  • 4 Running Zipkin Distributed tracking service with docker.

    docker run -d -p 9411:9411 openzipkin/zipkin
  • 5 Click on the Submit button to initiate http call.

  • 6 Open to view the distributed tracking results. You can see the call chains and processing time of http call.

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