Use the installation instructions below if you're installing Helios in a Node.js service using webpack.


Serverless webpack

If webpack is used to bundle Lambda functions, please refer to the serverless doc.

Navigate to your project's root directory, and install the latest Helios OpenTelemetry SDK:

npm install --save @heliosphere/opentelemetry-sdk

In your project's main entry file, paste the following code snippet before all other imports:

import '@heliosphere/opentelemetry-sdk';

In order to complete the installation of Helios SDK in the Node.js service using webpack, a few environment variables need to be set.

HS_TOKEN=<API_TOKEN>,           // TODO: Insert API token from Helios.
HS_SERVICE_NAME=<SERVICE_NAME>, // TODO: Insert service name.
HS_ENVIRONMENT=<ENVIRONMENT>,   // Defaults to process.env.NODE_ENV if omitted.
HS_COMMIT_HASH=<COMMIT_HASH>,   // Defaults to process.env.COMMIT_HASH if omitted.


All set

After setup is complete and once the service is up and running, it will show up in the Helios application.

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