Better Stack OpenTelemetry logging

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Send logs and metrics to Better Stack using OpenTelemetry collector.

1. Install

Install latest OpenTelemetry collector:

Install OpenTelemetry collector
curl -sSL | sudo -E bash

2. Setup

Download OpenTelemetry configuration for your source:

Download OpenTelemetry config

curl$SOURCE_TOKEN > /etc/otelcol-contrib/config.yaml

3. Restart

Restart OpenTelemetry collector for the new configuration to take effect:

systemctl restart otelcol-contrib

You should see your logs in Better Stack → Live tail.

Check out your metrics in the OpenTelemetry dashboard.

No logs coming in?

Check the status and logs of OpenTelemetry collector:

Check OpenTelemetry collector
systemctl status otelcol-contrib
journalctl -u otelcol-contrib -n 20 -f

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