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SignalFx receiver πŸ”—

The SignalFx receiver is a native OTel component that allows the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector to collect metrics and logs in SignalFx proto format. Supported pipeline types are metrics and logs. See Process your data with pipelines for more information.

For more information on the SignalFx proto format, see Send Traces, Metrics, and Events in the Splunk Developer Program documentation.


While the SignalFx Smart Agent has reached End of Support, OTel native components such as the Smart Agent receiver, the SignalFx receiver, and the SignalFx exporter are available and supported. For information on the exporter, see SignalFx exporter.

Get started πŸ”—

By default, the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector includes the SignalFx receiver in the metrics and logs/signalfx pipelines when deploying in host monitoring (agent) mode. See Collector deployment modes for more information.


Don’t remove the signalfx receiver from the default configuration. If you need to change its settings, use the existing receiver or create a separate receiver configuration.

Sample configurations πŸ”—

The default configuration of the signalfx receiver in the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector is the following:

    # Whether to preserve incoming access token and
    #  use instead of exporter token. Default value is false.
    #access_token_passthrough: true

When adding the SignalFx receiver, configure both the metrics and logs pipelines. Make sure to also add the SignalFx exporter as in the following example:

      receivers: [signalfx]
      processors: [memory_limiter, batch]
      exporters: [signalfx]
    receivers: [signalfx]
      processors: [memory_limiter, batch]
      exporters: [signalfx]

Settings πŸ”—

The following table shows the configuration options for the SignalFx receiver:


If you use the access_token_passthrough setting with any exporter other than the SignalFx exporter, the receiver might reveal all organization access tokens. Only use the SignalFx receiver with the SignalFx exporter when activating this setting.

Troubleshooting πŸ”—

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