This documentation is provided as a reference for users who may wish to evaluate or explore OTLP Metrics as it’s being developed.

The OpenTelemetry project calls for an API and SDK to be available in languages that must emit data in the OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP). Lightstep natively supports ingesting OTLP 0.5.0 or newer.

For more information on our OpenTelemetry metrics SDK support, please see our documentation on the OpenTelemetry Metrics Protocol.

This protocol and specification is still undergoing development, so it is not suggested for production use at this time by Lightstep.

Requirements

  • OpenTelemetry SDK supporting OTLP 0.5+

Prerequisites

You must have a Lightstep access token for the project to report metrics to.

Configuration

Configuration options vary per OpenTelemetry SDK, so please refer to the upstream documentation for your language. In general, you will need the following information:

  • Endpoint: ingest.lightstep.com:443
  • Secure: true
  • Headers: Use a key of lightstep-access-token with a value set to your project access token