First Steps

These guides are aimed towards getting your feet wet and start getting telemetry data from your services as quick as possible.

  • Getting Started is the beginning of it all. Here you will learn how to add the Kamon libraries and get a basic setup ready for any application you want to instrument with Kamon.
  • Setting up the Agent has tips and tricks that can help you setup the instrumentation agent with your build tool and IDE.


Guides in this section are aimed to getting you from zero to telemetry with a particular framework or toolkit, including setup, basic configuration and seeing example data in several metrics and tracing solutions.

  • The elementary Akka setup guide takes one of the most common example Akka applications and enables metrics and distributed tracing on it using Kamon’s automatic instrumentation.