Distributed Tracing

You can use Jaeger Open Tracing to trace your API calls to Seldon Core.

This feature is available from versions >=0.2.5-SNAPSHOT of the core images and presently in:

  • Python wrappers >=0.5-SNAPSHOT

Install Jaeger

You will need to install Jaeger on your Kubernetes cluster. Follow their documentation.

Configuration

You will need to annotate your Seldon Deployment resource with environment variables to make tracing active and set the appropriate Jaeger configuration variables.

  • For the Seldon Service Orchestrator you will need to set the environment variables in the spec.predictors[].svcOrchSpec.env section. See the Jaeger Java docs for available configuration variables.
  • For each Seldon component you run (e.g., model transformer etc.) you will need to add environment variables to the container section.

Python Wrapper Configuration

Add an environment variable: TRACING with value 1 to activate tracing.

You can utilize the default configuration by simply providing the name of the Jaeger agent service by providing JAEGER_AGENT_HOST environment variable. Override default Jaeger agent port 5775 by setting JAEGER_AGENT_PORT environment variable.

To provide a custom configuration following the Jarger Python configuration yaml defined here you can provide a configmap and the path to the YAML file in JAEGER_CONFIG_PATH environment variable.

An example is show below:

{
    "apiVersion": "machinelearning.seldon.io/v1alpha2",
    "kind": "SeldonDeployment",
    "metadata": {
        "labels": {
            "app": "seldon"
        },
        "name": "tracing-example",
    "namespace": "seldon"
    },
    "spec": {
        "name": "tracing-example",
        "oauth_key": "oauth-key",
        "oauth_secret": "oauth-secret",
        "predictors": [
            {
                "componentSpecs": [{
                    "spec": {
                        "containers": [
                            {
                                "name": "model1",
                                "image": "seldonio/mock_classifier_rest:1.1",
                "env": [
                    {
                    "name": "TRACING",
                    "value": "1"
                    },
                    {
                    "name": "JAEGER_CONFIG_PATH",
                    "value": "/etc/tracing/config/tracing.yml"
                    }
                ],
                "volumeMounts": [
                    {
                    "mountPath": "/etc/tracing/config",
                    "name": "tracing-config"
                    }
                ]
                            }
            ],
            "terminationGracePeriodSeconds": 1,
            "volumes": [
                {
                "name": "tracing-config",
                "volumeSource" : {
                    "configMap": {
                    "localObjectReference" :
                    {
                        "name": "tracing-config"
                    },
                    "items": [
                        {
                        "key": "tracing.yml",
                        "path":  "tracing.yml"
                        }
                    ]
                    }
                }
                }
            ]
            }
        }],
                "graph": {
            "name": "model1",
            "endpoint": { "type" : "REST" },
            "type": "MODEL",
            "children": [
            ]
        },
                "name": "tracing",
                "replicas": 1,
        "svcOrchSpec" : {
            "env": [
            {
                "name": "TRACING",
                "value": "1"
            },
            {
                "name": "JAEGER_AGENT_HOST",
                "value": "jaeger-agent"
            },
            {
                "name": "JAEGER_AGENT_PORT",
                "value": "5775"
            },
            {
                "name": "JAEGER_SAMPLER_TYPE",
                "value": "const"
            },
            {
                "name": "JAEGER_SAMPLER_PARAM",
                "value": "1"
            }
            ]
        }
            }
        ]
    }
}

REST Example

jaeger-ui-rest

gRPC Example

jaeger-ui-rest

Worked Example

A fully worked template example is provided.