Monitor an application

When you instrument your services with OpenTelemetry, you can send and view application-level metrics, logs, and traces in Cloud Observability. You can start with auto-instrumentation to add tracing and metrics instrumentation to the libraries and frameworks you depend on. Once that’s in place, you’ll be able to see where the blind spots are in your system and then start adding manual instrumentation as needed.

This section provides a quick-start for auto-instrumentation and then manual instrumentation details for Go, Java, .NET, Node.JS, and Python. It also provides best practices to ensure you get the best experience in the Cloud Observability UI.

See also

Quickstart: Tracing instrumentation

Tracing Instrumentation Best Practices

Use attributes and log events to find issues fast

Updated Aug 28, 2023