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Semantic Kernel–OpenTelemetry integration in C#

I already showed in a previous post how you could integrate Semantic Kernel with the .NET Core LoggerFactory to see what is going on while interacting with your OpenAI backend.

Here is the link in case you missed it: Debugging Semantic Kernel in C# (

An even better solution is to use the OpenTelemetry integration. Therefore we need to create a LoggerFactory instance that uses OpenTelemetry as a logging provider:

Now we need to register this LoggerFactory as a service of the Semantic Kernel builder:

If we now take a look at our Aspire Dashboard, we could see the logged messages appear:

It is also possible to collect any related metrics and traces. Therefore add the following code to your Program.cs:

If we now take a look at the Aspire Dashboard, we can see both the metrics and the end-2-end trace:

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