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Instrument Java applications for Observability Cloud 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Java provides a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) agent that automatically instruments your Java application to capture and report distributed traces to Splunk APM.

To get started:

  1. Check that your environment meets the requirements. See Requirements for the Java agent.

  2. Instrument your Java application. See Instrument a Java application automatically.

  3. Configure your instrumentation. See configuration settings.

Note

The SignalFX Java Agent is deprecated. For instructions on how to migrate to the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Java, see Migrate from the SignalFx Java Agent.