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


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.


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


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.