A receiver is how data gets into the OpenTelemetry Collector. Generally, a receiver accepts data in a specified format, translates it into the internal format and passes it to processors and exporters defined in the applicable pipelines.
Available trace receivers (sorted alphabetically):
Available metric receivers (sorted alphabetically):
Available log receivers (sorted alphabetically):
The contrib repository has more receivers that can be added to custom builds of the collector.
Receivers are configured via YAML under the top-level
receivers tag. There
must be at least one enabled receiver for a configuration to be considered
The following is a sample configuration for the
receivers: # Receiver 1. # <receiver type>: examplereceiver: # <setting one>: <value one> endpoint: 220.127.116.11:8080 # ... # Receiver 2. # <receiver type>/<name>: examplereceiver/settings: # <setting two>: <value two> endpoint: 0.0.0.0:9211
A receiver instance is referenced by its full name in other parts of the config, such as in pipelines. A full name consists of the receiver type, '/' and the name appended to the receiver type in the configuration. All receiver full names must be unique.
For the example above:
- Receiver 1 has full name
- Receiver 2 has full name
Receivers are enabled upon being added to a pipeline. For example:
service: pipelines: # Valid pipelines are: traces, metrics or logs # Trace pipeline 1. traces: receivers: [examplereceiver, examplereceiver/settings] processors:  exporters: [exampleexporter] # Trace pipeline 2. traces/another: receivers: [examplereceiver, examplereceiver/settings] processors:  exporters: [exampleexporter]
At least one receiver must be enabled per pipeline to be a valid configuration.
Package receiver contains implementations of Receiver components.
A receiver must be added as a default component to be included in the collector.
Package otlpreceiver receives data in OTLP format.
|Package otlpreceiver receives data in OTLP format.|
Package receiverhelper contains utilities for receivers.
|Package receiverhelper contains utilities for receivers.|
Package scraperror provides custom error types for scrapers.
|Package scraperror provides custom error types for scrapers.|
Package scraperhelper provides utilities for scrapers.
|Package scraperhelper provides utilities for scrapers.|