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SkyAPM 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. SkyAPM-dotnet provides the native support agent in C# and .NETStandard platform, with the helps from Apache SkyWalking committer team.

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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 Backend And UI


Start with v1.0.0, SkyAPM .NET Core Agent only supports SkyWalking 8.0 or higher. The SkyWalking doc is here.

Install SkyWalking .NET Core Agent

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

dotnet add package SkyAPM.Agent.AspNetCore

How to use

Set the ASPNETCORE_HOSTINGSTARTUPASSEMBLIES environment variable to support the activation of the SkyAPM .NET Core Agent.

  • Add the assembly name of SkyAPM.Agent.AspNetCore to the ASPNETCORE_HOSTINGSTARTUPASSEMBLIES environment variable.


  • On windows
dotnet new mvc -n sampleapp
cd sampleapp
dotnet add package SkyAPM.Agent.AspNetCore
dotnet run
  • On macOS/Linux
dotnet new mvc -n sampleapp
cd sampleapp
dotnet add package SkyAPM.Agent.AspNetCore
dotnet run


Install SkyAPM.DotNet.CLI

dotnet tool install -g SkyAPM.DotNet.CLI

Use dotnet skyapm config [your_service_name] [your_servers] to generate config file.

dotnet skyapm config sample_app


What are we going to do next?


This section is in progress here: Contributing to SkyAPM-dotnet

Contact Us

  • Submit an issue

If you have issues about SkyWalking protocol, its official backend, ask questions at their Apache official channels. All following channels are not suitable for .net agent, but good if you are facing backend/UI issues.


Apache 2.0 License.

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