The OpenTelemetry Collector provides an integration with Redis through a receiver in the contrib repo located at OpenTelemetry Collector Contrib. The Collector fetches metrics from the configured path in the Redis receiver. From there, the metrics are processed and exported to Lightstep Observability.

To complete the integration, you will:

  • Configure the Redis receiver for the Collector
  • Enable the integration by adding it to a pipeline

Prerequisites

You’ve configured the Collector to export metric data to Lightstep Observability.

Configure the Collector receiver

In the Collector configuration file, add Redis as a receiver and set the Redis endpoint.

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receivers:
  redis:
    endpoint: redis:6379

The OpenTelemetry repo’s readme provides additional details about Redis configuration.

Enable the Collector receiver

Once the Redis receiver is configured, enable it by adding it to one or more pipelines as described in the Collector configuration documentation.

Validate metrics are reporting to Lightstep

You can validate that the metrics are reporting to Lightstep from the Metric details section of the Project Settings page.

  1. Open the Project settings page and scroll to the Metric details section.

  2. Search for Redis metric names. Search for metric

    See the receiver’s metadata file for a complete list of emitted metrics.

  3. If needed, click on the metric to edit the description and how the units are displayed in Lightstep.

Create a dashboard for the metrics

Use the Lightstep Terraform Provider to create a dashboard for the metrics. Redis dashboard in Lightstep

Additional resources

For a more complete example that’s ready to run, see the Redis integration in Lightstep OpenTelemetry Examples.