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Jaeger Operator for Kubernetes simplifies deploying and running Jaeger on Kubernetes.

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Jaeger Operator for Kubernetes

The Jaeger Operator is an implementation of a Kubernetes Operator.

Getting started

Firstly, ensure an ingress-controller is deployed. When using

, you can use the
minikube start --addons=ingress

To install the operator, run:

kubectl create namespace observability
kubectl create -n observability -f
kubectl create -n observability -f
kubectl create -n observability -f
kubectl create -n observability -f
kubectl create -n observability -f

The operator will activate extra features if given cluster-wide permissions. To enable that, run:

kubectl create -f
kubectl create -f

Note that you'll need to download and customize the

if you are using a namespace other than
. You probably also want to download and customize the
, setting the env var
to have an empty value, so that it can watch for instances across all namespaces.

Once the

deployment in the namespace
is ready, create a Jaeger instance, like:
kubectl apply -n observability -f - <

This will create a Jaeger instance named

. The Jaeger UI is served via the
, like:
$ kubectl get -n observability ingress
NAME             HOSTS     ADDRESS          PORTS     AGE
simplest-query   *   80        3m

In this example, the Jaeger UI is available at

The official documentation for the Jaeger Operator, including all its customization options, are available under the main Jaeger Documentation.

(experimental) Generate Kubernetes manifest file

Sometimes it is preferable to generate plain manifests files instead of running an operator in a cluster.

jaeger-operator generate
generates kubernetes manifests from a given CR. In this example we apply the manifest generated by examples/simplest.yaml to the namespace
curl | docker run -i --rm jaegertracing/jaeger-operator:master generate | kubectl apply -n jaeger-test -f -

It is recommended to deploy the operator instead of generating a static manifest.

Contributing and Developing

Please see


Apache 2.0 License.

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