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OpenCensus Zipkin Exporter for PHP

v0.1.0 2018-04-19 21:45 UTC

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OpenCensus Zipkin Exporter for PHP

This library provides an ExporterInterface for exporting Trace data to a Zipkin instance.

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Installation & basic usage

  1. Install the opencensus/opencensus-exporter-zipkin package using composer:

    $ composer require opencensus/opencensus-exporter-zipkin:~0.1
  2. Initialize a tracer for your application:

    use OpenCensus\Trace\Tracer;
    use OpenCensus\Trace\Exporter\ZipkinExporter;
    Tracer::start(new ZipkinExporter('my-service-name'));


Configuring the Zipkin endpoint

You may provide an optional initialization parameter for the Zipkin endpoint. This value should be a full URL to the v2 spans endpoint.

$exporter = new ZipkinExporter('my-service-name', '');

Configuring the local IPv4 or IPv6 address

Zipkin allows you to optionally specify the host IP address of the server that is handling the traced requests.

For IPv4:

// gethostbyname may make a DNS query, so you may want to cache this
$ipv4 = gethostbyname(gethostname());

Similarly, you may set the local IPv6 address if you can obtain it:




This library follows Semantic Versioning.

Please note it is currently under active development. Any release versioned 0.x.y is subject to backwards incompatible changes at any time.

GA: Libraries defined at a GA quality level are stable, and will not introduce backwards-incompatible changes in any minor or patch releases. We will address issues and requests with the highest priority.

Beta: Libraries defined at a Beta quality level are expected to be mostly stable and we're working towards their release candidate. We will address issues and requests with a higher priority.

Alpha: Libraries defined at an Alpha quality level are still a work-in-progress and are more likely to get backwards-incompatible updates.

Current Status: Alpha


Contributions to this library are always welcome and highly encouraged.

See CONTRIBUTING for more information on how to get started.


See RELEASING for more information on releasing new versions.


Apache 2.0 - See LICENSE for more information.


This is not an official Google product.