Akka Instrumentation #
Kamon supports instrumenting Akka 2.4 and Akka 2.5 and bring all of these features out of the box:
Metrics collection: Metrics for actor systems, actors, routers, dispatchers and actor groups, as well
as remoting/cluster components of the actor system.
Message Tracing: The instrumentation can automatically generate spans out of messages processed by
selected actors in the system.
Context Propagation: Ensure that Context gets propagated across actor messages sent to both local and
Ask Pattern Timeout Warning: An utility that logs a warning with additional information when
a usage of the Ask Pattern times out.
Manual Installation #
In case you are not using the Kamon Bundle, add the dependency below to your build to instrument Akka 2.4 and Akka 2.5
libraryDependencies += "io.kamon" %% "kamon-akka" % "2.5.9"
You must start your application with the instrumentation agent for this module to work properly.