The OpenTelemetry Collector, when configured with a JMX receiver, provides an integration with Solr. The Collector fetches Solr metrics from JMX. From there the metrics are processed and exported to Lightstep Observability.

To complete the integration, you will:

  • Configure the JMX receiver for the Collector to ingest Solr metrics
  • Enable the integration by adding it to a pipeline

Prerequisites

Solr reporting

The Solr JMX receiver periodically fetches metrics using a built-in OpenTelemetry helper utilizing a Groovy script. The script is configured to poll both the JMX Agent and the OpenTelemetry JMX Metric Gatherer operation.

For more details regarding configuring the Solr remote connection, see the official Solr documentation.

Configure the Collector receiver

In the Collector configuration file, add JMX as a receiver and set the following:

  • jar_path: The path to the opentelemetry-jmx-metrics.jar file.
  • endpoint: The hostname/IP address and port or unix socket file path of the Solr instance
  • target_system: The metrics to collect. Valid values for this integration are jvm and solr
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receivers:
  jmx:
    jar_path: /opt/opentelemetry-jmx-metrics.jar
    endpoint: "localhost:9999"
    target_system: jvm,solr
    

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

Enable the Collector receiver

Once the Solr 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 Solr metric names. Search for metric

    See the OpenTelemtry repo 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.

Additional resources

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