Grafana Alloy is the new name for our distribution of the OTel collector. Grafana Agent has been deprecated and is in Long-Term Support (LTS) through October 31, 2025. Grafana Agent will reach an End-of-Life (EOL) on November 1, 2025. Read more about why we recommend migrating to Grafana Alloy.
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Grafana Agent Data collection

By default, Grafana Agent sends anonymous but uniquely identifiable usage information from your Grafana Agent instance to Grafana Labs. These statistics are sent to

Statistics help us better understand how Grafana Agent is used. This helps us prioritize features and documentation.

The usage information includes the following details:

  • A randomly generated, anonymous unique ID (UUID).
  • Timestamp of when the UID was first generated.
  • Timestamp of when the report was created (by default, every four hours).
  • Version of running Grafana Agent.
  • Operating system Grafana Agent is running on.
  • System architecture Grafana Agent is running on.
  • List of enabled feature flags (Static mode only).
  • List of enabled integrations (Static mode only).
  • List of enabled components (Flow mode only).
  • Method used to deploy Grafana Agent, for example Docker, Helm, RPM, or Operator.

This list may change over time. All newly reported data is documented in the CHANGELOG.

Opt-out of data collection

You can use the -disable-reporting command line flag to disable the reporting and opt-out of the data collection.