Install and deploy the Collector 🔗
See the available options to install the Splunk Distribution of the OpenTelemetry Collector.
Splunk Observability Cloud offers a guided setup to install the Collector:
Log in to Splunk Observability Cloud.
In the navigation menu, select.
Select Add Integration to open the Integrate Your Data page.
Select one of the platforms in the Splunk OpenTelemetry Collector section.
Follow the step-by-step process provided in the platform’s guided setup.
The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector is supported on Kubernetes, Linux, Windows, and Mac. See Processor architecture for compatible CPU architectures and operating systems.
Deploy one of the following packages to gather data for Splunk Observability Cloud.
Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector for Kubernetes or
splunk-otel-collector-chart. See Install on Kubernetes. You can also install the Kubernetes Operator for Auto Instrumentation. See Splunk OpenTelemetry Zero Configuration Auto Instrumentation for more information.
See also other deployment tools and options.
The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector has the following components and services:
Receivers: Determine how you’ll get data into the Collector.
Processors: Configure which operations you’ll perform on data before it’s exported. For example, filtering.
Exporters: Set up where to send data to. It can be one or more backends or destinations.
Extensions: Extend the capabilities of the Collector.
Services. It consists of two elements:
For more information, see Collector components.
To learn how to configure them, see: