OpenTelemetry Redis Instrumentation

Instrument redis to report Redis queries.

There are two options for instrumenting code. The first option is to use the opentelemetry-instrumentation executable which will automatically instrument your Redis client. The second is to programmatically enable instrumentation via the following code:


from opentelemetry.instrumentation.redis import RedisInstrumentor
import redis

# Instrument redis

# This will report a span with the default settings
client = redis.StrictRedis(host="localhost", port=6379)

The instrument method accepts the following keyword args:

tracer_provider (TracerProvider) - an optional tracer provider

request_hook (Callable) - a function with extra user-defined logic to be performed before performing the request this function signature is: def request_hook(span: Span, instance: redis.connection.Connection, args, kwargs) -> None

response_hook (Callable) - a function with extra user-defined logic to be performed after performing the request this function signature is: def response_hook(span: Span, instance: redis.connection.Connection, response) -> None

for example:


class opentelemetry.instrumentation.redis.RedisInstrumentor(*args, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: opentelemetry.instrumentation.instrumentor.BaseInstrumentor

An instrumentor for Redis See BaseInstrumentor


Return a list of python packages with versions that the will be instrumented.

The format should be the same as used in requirements.txt or

For example, if an instrumentation instruments requests 1.x, this method should look like:

def instrumentation_dependencies(self) -> Collection[str]:

return [‘requests ~= 1.0’]

This will ensure that the instrumentation will only be used when the specified library is present in the environment.

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