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Version: 3.21.x


imgproxy can send request traces to an OpenTelemetry collector. To use this feature, do the following:

  1. Install & configure the OpenTelemetry collector.
  2. Specify the collector endpoint (host:port) with IMGPROXY_OPEN_TELEMETRY_ENDPOINT and the collector protocol with IMGPROXY_OPEN_TELEMETRY_PROTOCOL. Supported protocols are:
    • grpc (default)
    • https
    • http.
  3. (optional) Set the IMGPROXY_OPEN_TELEMETRY_SERVICE_NAME environment variable to be the desired service name.
  4. (optional) Set the IMGPROXY_OPEN_TELEMETRY_PROPAGATORS environment variable to be the desired list of text map propagators. Supported propagators are:
  5. (optional) Set up TLS certificates or set IMGPROXY_OPEN_TELEMETRY_GRPC_INSECURE to false to use secure connection without TLS certificates set.
  6. (optional) Set IMGPROXY_OPEN_TELEMETRY_ENABLE_METRICS to true to enable sending metrics via OpenTelemetry Metrics API.
  7. (optional) Set IMGPROXY_OPEN_TELEMETRY_TRACE_ID_GENERATOR to environment variable to be the desired trace ID generator. Supported values are:
    • xray: (default) Amazon X-Ray compatible trace ID generator
    • random: random trace ID generator

imgproxy will send the following info to the collector:

  • Response time
  • Queue time
  • Image downloading time
  • Image processing time
  • Errors that occurred while downloading and processing an image

If IMGPROXY_OPEN_TELEMETRY_ENABLE_METRICS is set to true, imgproxy will also send the following metrics to the collector:

  • requests_in_progress: the number of requests currently in progress
  • images_in_progress: the number of images currently in progress
  • buffer_size_bytes: a histogram of buffer sizes (in bytes)
  • buffer_default_size_bytes: calibrated default buffer size (in bytes)
  • buffer_max_size_bytes: calibrated maximum buffer size (in bytes)
  • vips_memory_bytes: libvips memory usage
  • vips_max_memory_bytes: libvips maximum memory usage
  • vips_allocs: the number of active vips allocations
  • Some useful Go metrics like memstats and goroutines count

TLS Configuration

If your OpenTelemetry collector is secured with TLS, you may need to specify the collector's certificate on the imgproxy side:

  • IMGPROXY_OPEN_TELEMETRY_SERVER_CERT: OpenTelemetry collector TLS certificate, PEM-encoded (you can replace line breaks with \n). Default: blank

If your collector uses mTLS for mutual authentication, you'll also need to specify the client's certificate/key pair:

  • IMGPROXY_OPEN_TELEMETRY_CLIENT_CERT: OpenTelemetry client TLS certificate, PEM-encoded (you can replace line breaks with \n). Default: blank
  • IMGPROXY_OPEN_TELEMETRY_CLIENT_KEY: OpenTelemetry client TLS key, PEM-encoded (you can replace line breaks with \n). Default: blank