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NTP server 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector uses the Smart Agent receiver with the ntp monitor type to retrieve clock offset from an NTP server. The minimum interval is 30 minutes.

This receiver is available on Kubernetes, Linux, and Windows.

Benefits 🔗

After you configure the integration, you can access these features:

Installation 🔗

Follow these steps to deploy this integration:

  1. Deploy the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector to your host or container platform:

  2. Configure the monitor, as described in the Configuration section.

  3. Restart the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector.

Configuration 🔗

To use this integration of a Smart Agent monitor with the Collector:

  1. Include the Smart Agent receiver in your configuration file.

  2. Add the monitor type to the Collector configuration, both in the receiver and pipelines sections.

Example 🔗

To activate this integration, add the following to your Collector configuration:

    type: ntp
    ... # Additional config

Next, add the monitor to the service.pipelines.metrics.receivers section of your configuration file:

      receivers: [smartagent/ntp]

Configuration settings 🔗

The following table shows the configuration options for the ntp receiver:








The host or IP address of the NTP server. For example,




The port of the NTP server. Default is 123.




NTP protocol version. Default is 4.




Timeout in seconds for the request. Default is 5s.

Metrics 🔗

The following metrics are available for this integration:

Notes 🔗

  • To learn more about the available in Observability Cloud see Metric types.

  • In host-based subscription plans, default metrics are those metrics included in host-based subscriptions in Observability Cloud, such as host, container, or bundled metrics. Custom metrics are not provided by default and might be subject to charges. See Metric categories for more information.

  • In MTS-based subscription plans, all metrics are custom.

  • To add additional metrics, see how to configure extraMetrics in Add additional metrics.

Troubleshooting 🔗

If you are not able to see your data in Splunk Observability Cloud, try these tips:

  • Submit a case in the Splunk Support Portal.

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To learn about even more support options, see Splunk Customer Success.