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Feature Idea: Akka Http 10 Support



Hi NR!

Are you guys planning to add instrumentation for Akka Http 10?

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Hey there @zvuki - I have turned this post into a feature request and am happy to file a request with our engineering team. If you have an specific details about what you need from New Relic, that really helps our engineers. The more detail, the better!


Thank you,

Nothing specific really, I switched to akka http and see no data now in New Relic, all my dashboards are empty, it’s sad :expressionless:


We are also facing same issue. We were successfully able to see transactions with older version of Akka HTTP application. With migration to Akka HTTP 2.4.10, none of the transactions recorded


Aww that is sad, @zvuki - thank you to @amar.bardolia for sharing your needs with us here! I have passed your input along. :thumbsup:


Hi Linds,

I could see the Akka HTTP 2.4.10 transactions after migration to newer version of NR Agent(from 3.30.1 to 3.36.0).



Hello @amar.bardolia

Just checking – does this mean that upgrading resolved the issue? We introduced support for Akka HTTP 2.4.5 in Java Agent 3.31.0, and I’m wondering if there’s enough similarity between 2.4.5 and 2.4.10 that the same instrumentation package is working for both versions.


Akka Http 2.4.X is outdated. The latest version is Akka Http 10.0.5, New Relic does not show transactions when using Akka Http 10.0.X (and Java Agent 3.36.0).


Hi @jlaughlin,

Upgrading the version did the trick. However I am not sure whether 2.4.10 issue was addressed in 3.31.0 as we directly migrated to 3.36.0



You might be right. We never tried 10.0.5 version but we would be soon migrating. So if there is an issue with NR, I am second to you for requesting this feature



hello thanyyou so much friend


We using akka-http 10.0.5, and does expirence the same empty dashboard. Hopefully this has priority :slight_smile:

Best regards, Nikolaj


You should be able to use the custom instrumentation editor to help instrument akka 10 pending official support.


A post was split to a new topic: Feature Idea: Akka Streams monitoring


@blangbecker can you share an example of a custom instrumentation that can be used for akka 10?



p.s. I don’t think it’s possible to do using UI, akka http is async, we would need to propagate context somehow between threads.


Is there any plans for official NR support for akka http 10 / play 2.6?


+1. Not supporting play 2.6 is turning into a major blocker in our ability to upgrade and use the now faster Scala 2.12 compiler. Huge usability pain for our devs.


Just wanted to mention the we only seem to see the issue on Akka Http 10 applications using the Scala 2.12 compiler.

When compiling an Akka Http 10 application with Scala 2.11 the new relic integration just works fine.

We are now seriously considering downgrading the application to Scala 2.11 in order to get the metrics we need in New Relic :sweat:


I wish we could just get it working with 2.12