.NET A language-specific implementation of OpenTelemetry in .NET.

This is the OpenTelemetry .NET documentation. OpenTelemetry is an observability framework – an API, SDK, and tools that are designed to aid in the generation and collection of application telemetry data such as metrics, logs, and traces. This documentation is designed to help you understand how to get started using OpenTelemetry .NET.

Status and Releases

The current status of the major functional components for OpenTelemetry .NET is as follows:


For releases, including the latest release, see Releases.

Version Support

OpenTelemetry for .NET supports all officially supported versions of .NET and .NET Framework except for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.


OpenTelemetry .NET consists of the following repositories:

Getting Started

Get telemetry for your app in less than 5 minutes!

Automatic Instrumentation

Send traces and metrics from .NET applications and services.

Manual Instrumentation

Manual instrumentation for OpenTelemetry .NET

Using instrumentation libraries



.NET Framework instrumentation configuration

OpenTelemetry Tracing Shim

Tracing API reference

Metrics API reference