UI control for jaeger tracing complex trees

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
    looking at newest

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    visualize very large opentelemetry traces

  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    that’s the question

  • What happened?

  • What did you expect to happen?

  • Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?

  • Did you receive any errors in the Grafana UI or in related logs? If so, please tell us exactly what they were.

  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?
    The documentation is pretty sparse for trace viewing

I am looking to add jaeger tracing to one of our complex systems. It will produce thousands of span, significant depth and takes as much as 45 minutes to run. To explore this I need a few functions from the trace explore UI that I don’t see today. I am new to this so they may be there and I just don’t know how to do it.

  • be able to interactively turn off displaying spans other than the one of current interest and its children. This or something similar will be needed to tame the amount of data presented. Same in the graph view would also be great.
  • (nice to have) be able to set the default number of layers to expand and visualize when a trace is loaded. With thousands of spans, it will be unreadable if it loads with everything open. It will take many clicks to get it to a readable state.