Python Instrumentation

OpenTelemetry trace instrumentation for the Python application can be enabled either through auto instrumentation or manual instrumentation. It is recommended to use auto-instrumentation unless you have specific reasons not to do so.

We recommend using auto instrumentation. Please follow the steps mentioned below to enable auto instrumentation for Python.

  1. Please include the following dependencies in the requirement.txt

    opentelemetry-distro opentelemetry-exporter-otlp

  2. Run the following command to add all the required instrumentation packages automatically

    opentelemetry-bootstrap -a install

  3. While launching Python please add opentelemetry-instrument as mentioned below

    opentelemetry-instrument python

  4. Please add the following environment variables

    OTEL_EXPORTER_OTLP_TRACES_ENDPOINT= your-otel-collector-endpoint OTEL_RESOURCE_ATTRIBUTES: ",service.namespace=your-service-namespace" OTEL_METRICS_EXPORTER: "none"

  5. For further information on instrumenting the Python application please refer here

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