I’m confused about the envoy-based vs. mixer based tracing at https://istio.io/faq/distributed-tracing. I have a local k8s cluster deployed w/ istio and bookinfo. Jaeger as tracing backend to listen at zipkin.istio-system:9411. It appears this can be verified by checking the istio-proxy container startup args in productpage, i.e.
--zipkinAddress zipkin.istio-system:9411. This seems to be the envoy-based approach.
If that’s the case, then how can we enable mixer based one? I am seeing istio-telemetry is configured w/
--trace_zipkin_url=http://zipkin.istio-system:9411/api/v1/spans. And, I know mixer supports tracespan template according to the document. How does that come into play? Why trace_zipkin_url is needed when it’s envoy-based tracing?
I’m still new to istio and hope someone could help me figure out… Thanks a lot!
I know envoy can be configured to send to .