This is the official documentation of SkyWalking 8. Welcome to the SkyWalking community!

Here you can learn all you need to know about SkyWalking’s architecture, understand how to deploy and use SkyWalking, and contribute to the project based on SkyWalking’s contributing guidelines.

NOTE: SkyWalking 8 uses brand new tracing APIs which are incompatible with all previous releases.

  • Concepts and Designs. You’ll find the core logic behind SkyWalking. You may start from here if you want to understand what is going on under our cool features and visualization.

  • Setup. A guide to installing SkyWalking for different use cases. It is an observability platform that supports multiple observability modes.

  • UI Introduction. An introduction to the UI components and their features.

  • Contributing Guides. If you are a PMC member, a committer, or a new contributor, learn how to start contributing with these guides!

  • Protocols. The protocols show how agents/probes and the backend communicate with one another. Anyone interested in uplink telemetry data should definitely read this.

  • FAQs. A manifest of known issues with setup and secondary developments processes. Should you encounter any problems, check here first.

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We’re always looking for help to improve our documentation and codes, so please don’t hesitate to file an issue if you see any problems. Or better yet, directly contribute by submitting a pull request to help us get better!