Eclipse MicroProfile OpenTracing

Since Payara Server and 5.182

Provided version of the API: MicroProfile Open Tracing 1.3


The Open Tracing API was created to allow easier tracing of the flow of a request in microservices environment across service boundaries.

A full overview for the reasoning behind the API can be found in the README of the MicroProfile OpenTracing source code repository.

The complete specification is maintained in the same repository.

Text and Binary Carriers Support

Since Payara Platform and 5.183

The Payara Platform implementation of the io.opentracing.Tracer interface supports the following carriers:

  • TextMap carriers with HTTP_HEADERS and TEXT_MAP formats

  • ByteBuffer carriers that use the BINARY format

JAX-WS Support

Since Payara Server 5.192

The Payara Platform’s MicroProfile implementation supports tracing of requests that are handled by SOAP Web Services implemented via the JAX-WS API. Since JAX-WS is only supported on Payara Server Full Profile, this support is not covered on Payara Micro.

OpenTracing Configuration

You can configure the notifiers and open tracing service by using the asadmin commands and also using the Administration console.