Differences between the OpenTelemetry Collector and the Splunk Add-on for OpenTelemetry Collector
The collector in the Splunk Add-on for OpenTelemetry is the same collector offered in Splunk Observability. However, the Splunk Add-on for OpenTelemetry provides the added benefit of out-of-the box collector content and configuration.
|Splunk distributed OpenTelemetry Collector
|Splunk Add-on for OpenTelemetry Collector
|Default agent configuration
|Includes logging receiver and exporter configuration.
|No out-of-the-box configuration is provided for the logging exporter or receiver.
|Auto Instrumentation of language-specific agents support
|Out-of-the-box configuration is available.
|Out-of-the-box configuration is not available.
|Distribution and deployment
|Source code, binary, Operator, Helm Charts, Debian, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt.
|Manual installation and Splunk deployment server distribution.
About the Splunk Add-on for OpenTelemetry Collector
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Add-on for OpenTelemetry Collector: 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.1.0, 1.2.0