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Status Delivered
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 23, 2023

Add OpenTelemetry libraries to ACE container for OCP on Power

This will allow for tracing App Connect containers running on OCP on Power. This is available for x86 and zLinux, and should be available for Power as well. This will allow for Instana customers to trace transactions flowing through ACE on OCP on Power and diagnose performance issues. 

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Mar 14, 2024

    Status updated to Delivered. This enhancement was added as part of ACE ...

    OpenTelemetry provides an open-source framework for tracking and correlating data as it passes between disparate applications. The OpenTelemetry feature of App Connect Enterprise originated in which provided a light-weight method of instrumenting ACE message flows. When OpenTelemetry is enabled for an integration server, for all the supported transports (MQ, HTTP, REST, SOAP and Callable Flows nodes), Open Telemetry spans are generated and data is exported to an OpenTelemetry collector. OpenTelemetry collectors can be thought of as vendor-agnostic proxies that receive data before sending it on to one or more observability back-ends. App Connect Enterprise extended support for OpenTelemetry tracing to also include integration servers on zLinux and Windows platforms, in addition to the support for Linux x86-64 that was added in App Connect Enterprise extends support for Open Telemetry tracing to also include integration servers on AIX and pLinux.

  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Jul 21, 2023

    Thank you for taking the time to raise this enhancement request, which we agree would be a great enhancement. When Open Telemetry functionality was initially added to ACE, we were unable to support quite a few platforms, but since then as part of we added zLinux and Windows. AIX and pLinux platform support requires us to upgrade our compiler versions in order to get the required libraries to build as part of ACE, but this pre-cursor work has now been done, so it is likely that we will further extend support in a later v12 mod release. Meanwhile, the requirement is accepted and status updated to Future Consideration.