Grafana Agent FlowReferenceComponentsotelcol.receiver.prometheus


otelcol.receiver.prometheus receives Prometheus metrics, converts them to the OpenTelemetry metrics format, and forwards them to other otelcol.* components.

Multiple otelcol.receiver.prometheus components can be specified by giving them different labels.


otelcol.receiver.prometheus "LABEL" {
  output {
    metrics = [...]


otelcol.receiver.prometheus doesn’t support any arguments and is configured fully through inner blocks.


The following blocks are supported inside the definition of otelcol.receiver.prometheus:

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:

metricslist(otelcol.Consumer)List of consumers to send metrics to.[]no
logslist(otelcol.Consumer)List of consumers to send logs to.[]no
traceslist(otelcol.Consumer)List of consumers to send traces to.[]no

The output block must be specified, but all of its arguments are optional. By default, telemetry data is dropped. To send telemetry data to other components, configure the metrics, logs, and traces arguments accordingly.

Exported fields

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

receiverreceiverA value that other components can use to send Prometheus metrics to.

Component health

otelcol.receiver.prometheus is only reported as unhealthy if given an invalid configuration.

Debug information

otelcol.receiver.prometheus does not expose any component-specific debug information.


This example uses the otelcol.receiver.prometheus component as a bridge between the Prometheus and OpenTelemetry ecosystems. The component exposes a receiver which the prometheus.scrape component uses to send Prometheus metric data to. The metrics are converted to the OTLP format before they are forwarded to the otelcol.exporter.otlp component to be sent to an OTLP-capable endpoint:

prometheus.scrape "default" {
    // Collect metrics from Grafana Agent's default HTTP listen address.
    targets = [{"__address__"   = ""}]

    forward_to = [otelcol.receiver.prometheus.default.receiver] 

otelcol.receiver.prometheus "default" {
  output {
    metrics = [otelcol.exporter.otlp.default.input] 

otelcol.exporter.otlp "default" {
  client {
    endpoint = env("OTLP_ENDPOINT")