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.

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

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.

Once you’ve familarized yourself with OTLP, then please refer to one of the following pages for information on how to configure the OpenTelemetry Collector or SDK to send metrics data to Lightstep: