# HTTP support in Kuma
At its core,
Kuma distinguishes between 2 major categories of traffic:
HTTP traffic and opaque
It the former case,
Kuma can provide deep insights down to application-level transactions, in the latter case the observability is limited to connection-level statistics.
So, as a user of
Kuma, you're highly encouraged to give it a hint whether your
HTTP or not.
By doing this,
- you will get reacher metrics with
- you will get reacher logs with
- you will be able to use
# HTTP/2 support
Kuma by default upgrades connection between Dataplanes to HTTP/2. If you want to enable HTTP/2 on connections between a dataplane and an application, use
protocol: http2 tag.