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../../_images/integration_opentelemetry.png OpenTelemetry Collector 🔗

DESCRIPTION 🔗

The OpenTelemetry Collector offers a vendor-agnostic implementation on how to receive, process and export telemetry data. In addition, it removes the need to run, operate and maintain multiple agents/collectors in order to support open-source telemetry data formats sending to multiple open-source or commercial back-ends.

INSTALLATION 🔗

After installing the SignalFx Smart Agent on each instance, you can optionally send data from the SignalFx Smart Agent to the OpenTelemetry Collector.

USAGE 🔗

To deploy data collection for SignalFx Infrastructure Monitoring:

  1. Install and configure the SignalFx Smart Agent.
  2. (Optional) Deploy the OpenTelemetry Collector.

For more information, see Deploy Data Collection for SignalFx Infrastructure Monitoring.