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otelcol.connector.host_info

EXPERIMENTAL: This is an experimental component. Experimental components are subject to frequent breaking changes, and may be removed with no equivalent replacement.

otel.connector.host_info accepts span data from other otelcol components and generates usage metrics.

Usage

river
otelcol.connector.host_info "LABEL" {
  output {
    metrics = [...]
  }
}

Arguments

otelcol.connector.host_info supports the following arguments:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
host_identifierslist(string)Ordered list of resource attributes used to identify unique hosts.["host.id"]no
metrics_flush_intervaldurationHow often to flush generated metrics."60s"no

Blocks

The following blocks are supported inside the definition of otelcol.connector.host_info:

HierarchyBlockDescriptionRequired
outputoutputConfigures where to send received telemetry data.yes

output block

The output block configures a set of components to forward resulting telemetry data to.

The following arguments are supported:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
metricslist(otelcol.Consumer)List of consumers to send metrics to.[]no

You must specify the output block, but all its arguments are optional. By default, telemetry data is dropped. Configure the metrics argument accordingly to send telemetry data to other components.

Exported fields

The following fields are exported and can be referenced by other components:

NameTypeDescription
inputotelcol.ConsumerA value that other components can use to send telemetry data to.

input accepts otelcol.Consumer traces telemetry data. It does not accept metrics and logs.

Example

The example below accepts traces, adds the host.id resource attribute via the otelcol.processor.resourcedetection component, creates usage metrics from these traces, and writes the metrics to Mimir.

river
otelcol.receiver.otlp "otlp" {
  http {}
  grpc {}

  output {
    traces = [otelcol.processor.resourcedetection.otlp_resources.input]
  }
}

otelcol.processor.resourcedetection "otlp_resources" {
  detectors = ["system"]
  system {
    hostname_sources = [ "os" ]
    resource_attributes {
      host.id {
        enabled = true
      }
    }
  }
  output {
    traces = [otelcol.connector.host_info.default.input]
  }
}

otelcol.connector.host_info "default" {
  output {
    metrics = [otelcol.exporter.prometheus.otlp_metrics.input]
  }
}

otelcol.exporter.prometheus "otlp_metrics" {
  forward_to = [prometheus.remote_write.default.receiver]
}

prometheus.remote_write "default" {
  endpoint {
    url = "https://prometheus-xxx.grafana.net/api/prom/push"
    basic_auth {
      username = env("PROMETHEUS_USERNAME")
      password = env("GRAFANA_CLOUD_API_KEY")
    }
  }
}

Compatible components

otelcol.connector.host_info can accept arguments from the following components:

otelcol.connector.host_info has exports that can be consumed by the following components:

Note

Connecting some components may not be sensible or components may require further configuration to make the connection work correctly. Refer to the linked documentation for more details.