Monitor Beego with OpenTelemetry Instrumentation
OpenTelemetry Beego is an OpenTelemetry instrumentation for the Beego web framework, a popular open-source web framework for building web applications in Go.
This article will teach you how to monitor Beego performance using OpenTelemetry observability framework.
What is Beego?
Beego is an open source web framework written in Go. It follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern and provides a set of tools and features for rapidly building web applications and APIs. Beego focuses on simplicity, scalability, and modularity.
What is OpenTelemetry?
OpenTelemetry defines APIs and protocols for collecting telemetry data such as metrics, traces, and logs, and provides a variety of libraries, agents, and integrations for popular programming languages and technologies.
OpenTelemetry is an open and vendor-neutral solution that provides a unified approach to observability, making it easier for organizations to manage the complexity of their cloud-native infrastructure. It enables organizations to collect telemetry from their applications and send it to a variety of of distributed tracing tools.
OpenTelemetry Beego allows developers to monitor the performance and behavior of their Beego applications, providing insights into application usage patterns, resource utilization, and performance bottlenecks.
To install otelbeego OpenTelemetry instrumentation:
go get go.opentelemetry.io/contrib/instrumentation/github.com/astaxie/beego/otelbeego
To integrate OpenTelemetry with Beego, you can use the OpenTelemetry Go SDK to instrument your Beego application and collect telemetry data. By adding OpenTelemetry instrumentation to your application, you can collect distributed traces, metrics, and logs, adding observability to your Beego-based web application.
You can instrument Beego by installing with OpenTelemetry middleware:
import ( "github.com/astaxie/beego" "go.opentelemetry.io/contrib/instrumentation/github.com/astaxie/beego/otelbeego" ) mware := otelbeego.NewOTelBeegoMiddleWare("service-name") beego.RunWithMiddleWares(":7777", mware)
Instrumenting templates rendering
To instrument templates rendering, disable autorender and use helpers from otelbeego package:
import "go.opentelemetry.io/contrib/instrumentation/github.com/astaxie/beego/otelbeego" beego.BConfig.WebConfig.AutoRender = false err := otelbeego.Render(&c.Controller)
See the example and the reference:
What is Uptrace?
Uptrace is an open source APM for OpenTelemetry that supports distributed tracing, metrics, and logs. You can use it to monitor applications and troubleshoot issues.
Uptrace comes with an intuitive query builder, rich dashboards, alerting rules, notifications, and integrations for most languages and frameworks.
Uptrace can process billions of spans and metrics on a single server and allows you to monitor your applications at 10x lower cost.
By using OpenTelemetry with Beego, you can leverage the capabilities of both frameworks to build scalable, observable, and high-performance web applications.
Next, instrument more operations to get a more detailed picture. Try to prioritize network calls, disk operations, database queries, error and logs.
You can also create your own instrumentations using OpenTelemetry Go Tracing API.