The .NET Core SDK can be added to your project using the AppOptics.Instrumentation NuGet package. In addition to the AppOptics.Instrumentation .NET Core assemblies, the NuGet package
also includes some dependent libraries and the
agent.config file that contains configuration
Add the AppOptics.Instrumentation NuGet package to your .NET Core project.
This is a separate configuration file from the one installed with the .NET Agent.
Alternatively, the service key can be set using the environment variable
All the files in the AppOptics.Instrumentation NuGet package must be deployed with your application.
The NuGet package for Windows platforms can also be downloaded from https://files.appoptics.com/dotnet/DotNetCoreSDK.zip
The NuGet package for Linux platforms can also be downloaded from https://files.appoptics.com/dotnet/dotnet-core-package.tgz
The .NET Core SDK package contains a native shared library
oboe_<major>_<minor>_<patch>.dll for Windows platforms and
for Linux platforms. At runtime, the .NET Core SDK must be able to find and load the native shared library and its dependencies.
On Windows platforms, the .NET Core Runtime looks for this shared library under the
<published-dotnet-core-app>/runtimes/win-x86/native/ directory depending on if the application is 64 bit or 32 bit. If the location of this runtime directory is changed, then the
PATH environment variable must be updated with the new location.
On Linux platforms, the .NET Core Runtime looks for this shared library under the
<published-dotnet-core-app>/runtimes/linux-x86/native/ directory depending on if the application is 64 bit or 32 bit. If the location of this runtime directory is changed, then the
LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable must be updated with the new location. See the troubleshooting page for more details.
The .NET Core SDK provides an ASP.NET Core middleware which can be added to your ASP.NET Core application to automatically start traces and report metrics.
The middleware is only required if you are not using the .NET Agent for Linux.
To use it, add the line
app.UseAppopticsApm(); to the
Startup.cs file in your ASP.NET Core project. See the
Startup.cs example below:
public class Startup
public void Configure(IApplicationBuilder app)
app.UseAppopticsApm(); // Add the AppOptics.Instrumentation middleware
The AppOptics middleware needs to intercept the request before it is processed by the first MVC middleware, so should be added before the first MVC middleware in
Startup.cs. See ASP.NET Core middleware order for more information on how order is defined and its implications.
After installing the agent if traces and metric data do not appear in the AppOptics dashboard, please review the Troubleshooting page for tips on how to resolve.
The AppOptics .NET Core SDK logs detailed information about problems it runs into, which can provide helpful information during troubleshooting. In a standard evironment the log files are:
- Linux -
- Windows -
The .NET Core SDK can be used to instrument your application running in App Service on Linux and Windows; follow the same steps described on this page to install and optionally add the ASP.NET middleware. The service key can be configured as an App Service application setting
APPOPTICS_SERVICE_KEY or in the
agent.config file. Note that custom Docker container deployment for App Service requires certain base images which are not yet supported by the .NET Core SDK.
In the App Service environment, the SDK log files can be found under these directories which you can access via the SSH/Debug console:
- Linux -
- Windows -
When the APM Integrated Experience is enabled, AppOptics shares a common navigation and enhanced feature set with the other integrated experiences' products. How you navigate AppOptics and access its features may vary from these instructions. For more information, go to the APM Integrated Experience documentation.
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