Lightstep supports ingesting metric data that is encoded using OpenTelemetry Protocol. This documentation is provided as a reference for users who may wish to evaluate or explore OTLP Metrics as it’s being developed.

The OTLP protocol and specification are still undergoing development. There may be features that are unsupported by Lightstep. Please refer to this page for the most up to date information about our OpenTelemetry Protocol support.

First, you should familiarize yourself with our guide to the OpenTelemetry Metric Protocol, which contains information about the protocol and how to use it to send custom metrics to Lightstep.

If you are interested in experimenting with the latest from OpenTelemetry Metrics, refer to one of the following pages for information on how to configure the OpenTelemetry Collector or SDK to send metrics data to Lightstep: