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SkyWalking C#/.NET instrument agent

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Apache SkyWalking is an APM designed for microservices, cloud native and container-based (Docker, K8s, Mesos) architectures. SkyWalking-netcore provides the native support agent in C# and .NETStandard platform, with the helps from Apache SkyWalking committer team.

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Supported

Features

A quick list of SkyWalking .NET Core Agent's capabilities

  • Application Topology
  • Distributed Tracing
  • ASP.NET Core Diagnostics
  • HttpClient Diagnostics
  • EntityFrameworkCore Diagnostics

Getting Started

Deploy SkyWalking Collector

Requirements

  • SkyWalking Collector 5.0.0-beta or higher. See SkyWalking backend deploy docs.

Install SkyWalking .NET Core Agent

You can run the following command to install the SkyWalking .NET Core Agent in your computer.

// install SkyWalking DotNet CLI
dotnet tool install -g SkyWalking.DotNet.CLI

On windows, run as Administrator

dotnet skywalking install

On macOS/Linux

sudo dotnet skywalking install

How to use

Set the ASPNETCORE_HOSTINGSTARTUPASSEMBLIES and DOTNET_ADDITIONAL_DEPS environment variables to support the activation of the SkyWalking .NET Core Agent.

  • Add the assembly name of SkyWalking.Agent.AspNetCore to the ASPNETCORE_HOSTINGSTARTUPASSEMBLIES environment variable.
  • On Windows, set the DOTNET_ADDITIONAL_DEPS environment variable to %PROGRAMFILES%\dotnet\x64\additionalDeps\skywalking.agent.aspnetcore. On macOS/Linux, set the DOTNET_ADDITIONAL_DEPS environment variable to /usr/local/share/dotnet/x64/additionalDeps/skywalking.agent.aspnetcore.

Examples

  • On windows
dotnet new mvc -n sampleapp
cd sampleapp

// enable SkyWalking.Agent.AspNetCore
set ASPNETCORE_HOSTINGSTARTUPASSEMBLIES=SkyWalking.Agent.AspNetCore
set DOTNET_ADDITIONAL_DEPS=%PROGRAMFILES%\dotnet\x64\additionalDeps\skywalking.agent.aspnetcore

// set Application_Code
set SKYWALKING__APPLICATIONCODE=sample_app

dotnet run
  • On macOS/Linux
dotnet new mvc -n sampleapp
cd sampleapp

// enable SkyWalking.Agent.AspNetCore
export ASPNETCORE_HOSTINGSTARTUPASSEMBLIES=SkyWalking.Agent.AspNetCore
export DOTNET_ADDITIONAL_DEPS=/usr/local/share/dotnet/x64/additionalDeps/skywalking.agent.aspnetcore

// set Application_Code
export SKYWALKING__APPLICATIONCODE=sample_app

dotnet run

Configuration

Use dotnet skywalking config [your_application_code] [your_collector_server] to generate config file. Example

dotnet skywalking config sample_app 192.168.0.1:11800

Contributing

This section is in progress here: Contributing to skywalking-netcore

Contact Us

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License

Apache 2.0 License.