If you’re already generating Prometheus metrics for your system, you can send those metrics directly to Lightstep Observability using the OpenTelemetry Collector, running in Kubernetes.

The OpenTelemetry Collector ingests Prometheus metrics from targets, such as Envoy, RabbitMQ, HAProxy, and other infrastructure components. These components use the Prometheus exporter to send metrics to the Collector. The Collector then uses the Prometheus receiver to scrape the target metrics, and the Lightstep OTLP exporter to send the metrics to Lightstep.

To send Prometheus metrics to Lightstep, you need to do the following: