OTLP exporter 🔗
The OTLP exporter sends metrics, traces, and logs through gRPC using the OTLP format. See Process your data with pipelines for more information. The supported pipeline types are
logs. By default, this exporter requires TLS and provides queued retry capabilities.
Read more about the OTLP format at the OTel repo OpenTelemetry Protocol Specification .
Get started 🔗
This component is included in the default configuration of the Splunk Distribution of the OpenTelemetry Collector when deploying in data forwarding (gateway) mode. See Collector deployment modes for more information.
For details about the default configuration, see Configure the Collector for Kubernetes with Helm, Collector for Linux default configuration, or Collector for Windows default configuration. You can customize your configuration any time as explained in this document.
Follow these steps to configure and activate the component:
Deploy the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector to your host or container platform:
Configure the exporter as described in the next section.
Restart the Collector.
Sample configuration 🔗
To activate the component, add
otlp to the
exporters section of your configuration file:
The OTLP exporter is included in the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector default configuration in all data pipelines:
The following settings are required:
endpoint. Address to which the exporter is going to send OTLP data, using the gRPC protocol.
No default value.
gRPC supports DNS as the default name-system. To learn more about the valid name syntax, see gRCP Name Resolution in GitHub.
If you’re using a scheme of
https, then client transport security is enabled and overrides the
tls. See TLS Configuration Settings in this document for the full set of available options.
tls: insecureis set to
Mutual TLS (mTLS) is also supported. See more at TLS/mTLS configuration in GitHub.
Configuration examples 🔗
This is a sample configuration for the exporter:
Configure gzip compression 🔗
By default, gzip compression is enabled. To turn it off, use the following configuration:
The following table shows the configuration options for the OTLP exporter:
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