Knative Observability - OpenTelemetry collector to Azure Monitor.

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Anderson Soares

Mar 25, 2022, 11:57:54 AMMar 25
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Hi All,

I have been trying without success to send Knative metrics to Azure Monitor by using the guide below:

I'm wondering if someone had tried it before.
It works fine whenever I configure OpenTelemetry collector and export with Prometheus, however not much details on how point it to Azure Monitor.
I really would like from the collector straight to the Azure Monitor.

Thanks in Advance,

Pablo Mercado

Mar 25, 2022, 12:52:29 PMMar 25
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Hi Anderson,

I haven't tried myself but I think the deployment instructions provided at Knative use the original opentelemetry-collector, which has a core set of receivers/importers.
If you plan to use Azure Monitor (or other third party vendors) you should be using the contrib version.

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Anderson Soares

Mar 29, 2022, 12:29:39 PMMar 29
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Yes, make sense, this is what I'm trying, the contrib doc it's not that clear for me, I'm having a look into that.


Anderson Soares

Apr 1, 2022, 4:40:10 AMApr 1
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For those who are interested.
I managed to gather Knative traces and then send to Azure application Insights, it works pretty cool by the way.

First you need to make use of OpenTelemetry contrib.

Make sure you point your knative configmap/config-observability and configmap/config-tracing (eventing and serving) to your receiver, I'm using zipkin as receiver, I didn't try others, but you can try.

Then as exporter I'm using the azure exporter one below.

Thank you.

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