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Agent (deployment method) ๐Ÿ”—
agent (deployment method) ๐Ÿ”—

Agent is a deployment method where an instance of Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry runs with the application or on the same host as the application. For example, when you configure Splunk OpenTelemetry Connector for Linux, Kubernetes, or Windows, you are using the agent deployment method.

Gateway (deployment method) ๐Ÿ”—
gateway (deployment method) ๐Ÿ”—

Gateway is a deployment method where Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry is running by itself. When you configure Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry as a standalone package, you are using the gateway deployment method.

Integration ๐Ÿ”—
integration ๐Ÿ”—
Integrations ๐Ÿ”—
integrations ๐Ÿ”—

An integration is a configurable component of Observability Cloud that connects Observability Cloud to a third-party service. Most integrations connect third-party data services, but Observability Cloud also offers SSO and notification integrations.

Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector ๐Ÿ”—

A Splunk Observability Cloud version of the open-source OpenTelemetry Collector, this service provides a unified way to receive, process, and export traces, metrics, and logs data for Splunk Observability Cloud. Configuring Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector uses the gateway deployment method. Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector is hosted on a public GitHub repository.

Splunk OpenTelemetry Connector ๐Ÿ”—

A Splunk OpenTelemetry Connector is a package that bundles Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector with additional components to provide integrated collection and forwarding of traces, metrics, and logs for a specific platform. Configuring a Splunk OpenTelemetry Connector uses the agent deployment method.