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The following table describes everything you need to start using the Collector:

Resource

Description

Access token

Use an access token to track and manage your resource usage. Where you see <access_token>, replace it with the name of your access token. See Create and manage organization access tokens using Splunk Observability Cloud.

Realm

A realm is a self-contained deployment that hosts organizations. You can find your realm name on your profile page in the user interface. Where you see <REALM>, replace it with the name of your organization’s realm. See realms.

Agent or Gateway mode

In Agent mode, the Collector runs with the application or on the same host as the application. In Gateway mode, one or more collectors run a standalone service, for example, a container or deployment. See Deployment modes.

Ports and endpoints

Check exposed ports to make sure your environment doesn’t have conflicts. You can change the ports in the Collector’s configuration. See Exposed ports and endpoints.

Configuration file translator

Splunk provides an experimental command-line tool, translatesfx, that translates a SignalFx Smart Agent configuration file into a configuration file that can be used by the Collector. See Migrate from SignalFx Smart Agent to the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector.

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