The agent emits tracing spans that can be consumed by various distributed tracing tools. Information about supported tools can be found on the OpenTelemetry Registry. A span describes a single, concise unit of work performed by the agent, such as writing a file or downloading an artifact.
Each span has a unique name in plain English, explaining what it represents. Due to this descriptive nature of spans, individual trace spans are not documented on this page.
Span attribute keys typically contain only letters, numbers, and underscores.
In some cases, span attributes may contain dots (
.) to provide structure to a
set of related attributes.
Span attributes in the
debug namespace will have information relevant to the
current span's scope.