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Collect Linux data 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of the OpenTelemetry Collector is a package that provides integrated collection and forwarding for all telemetry types of the Linux platform to Splunk Observability Cloud.

Supported versions 🔗

The Collector supports the following Linux distributions and versions:

  • Amazon Linux: 2, 2023. Log collection with Fluentd is not currently supported for Amazon Linux 2023.

  • CentOS, Red Hat, or Oracle: 7, 8, 9

  • Debian: 9, 10, 11

  • SUSE: 12, 15 for version 0.34.0 or higher. Log collection with Fluentd is not currently supported.

  • Ubuntu: 16.04, 18.04, 20.04, and 22.04

  • Rocky Linux: 8, 9

Install the Collector for Linux 🔗

Splunk Observability Cloud offers a guided setup to install the Collector:

  1. Log in to Splunk Observability Cloud.

  2. Open the Linux guided setup . Optionally, you can navigate to the guided setup on your own:

    1. In the navigation menu, select Data Management.

    2. Go to the Available integrations tab, or select Add Integration in the Deployed integrations tab.

    3. In the integration filter menu, select All.

    4. Select Linux.

    5. Select Add Connection. The integration guided setup appears.

  3. Follow the steps in the guided setup.

For advanced installation instructions, see Install the Collector for Linux with the installer script.

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