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otelcol.extension.jaeger_remote_sampling

otelcol.extension.jaeger_remote_sampling serves a specified Jaeger remote sampling document.

Note

otelcol.extension.jaeger_remote_sampling is a wrapper over the upstream OpenTelemetry Collector jaegerremotesampling extension. Bug reports or feature requests will be redirected to the upstream repository, if necessary.

Multiple otelcol.extension.jaeger_remote_sampling components can be specified by giving them different labels.

Usage

alloy
otelcol.extension.jaeger_remote_sampling "LABEL" {
  source {
  }
}

Arguments

otelcol.extension.jaeger_remote_sampling doesn’t support any arguments and is configured fully through inner blocks.

Blocks

The following blocks are supported inside the definition of otelcol.extension.jaeger_remote_sampling:

HierarchyBlockDescriptionRequired
httphttpConfigures the http server to serve Jaeger remote sampling.no
http > tlstlsConfigures TLS for the HTTP server.no
http > corscorsConfigures CORS for the HTTP server.no
grpcgrpcConfigures the grpc server to serve Jaeger remote sampling.no
grpc > tlstlsConfigures TLS for the gRPC server.no
grpc > keepalivekeepaliveConfigures keepalive settings for the configured server.no
grpc > keepalive > server_parametersserver_parametersServer parameters used to configure keepalive settings.no
grpc > keepalive > enforcement_policyenforcement_policyEnforcement policy for keepalive settings.no
sourcesourceConfigures the Jaeger remote sampling document.yes
source > remoteremoteConfigures the gRPC client used to retrieve the Jaeger remote sampling document.no
source > remote > tlstls_clientConfigures TLS for the gRPC client.no
source > remote > keepalivekeepaliveConfigures keepalive settings for the gRPC client.no
debug_metricsdebug_metricsConfigures the metrics that this component generates to monitor its state.no

The > symbol indicates deeper levels of nesting. For example, grpc > tls refers to a tls block defined inside a grpc block.

http block

The http block configures an HTTP server which serves the Jaeger remote sampling document.

The following arguments are supported:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
endpointstringhost:port to listen for traffic on."0.0.0.0:5778"no
max_request_body_sizestringMaximum request body size the server will allow.20MiBno
include_metadatabooleanPropagate incoming connection metadata to downstream consumers.no

tls block

The tls block configures TLS settings used for a server. If the tls block isn’t provided, TLS won’t be used for connections to the server.

The following arguments are supported:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
ca_filestringPath to the CA file.no
ca_pemstringCA PEM-encoded text to validate the server with.no
cert_filestringPath to the TLS certificate.no
cert_pemstringCertificate PEM-encoded text for client authentication.no
include_system_ca_certs_poolbooleanWhether to load the system certificate authorities pool alongside the certificate authority.falseno
key_filestringPath to the TLS certificate key.no
key_pemsecretKey PEM-encoded text for client authentication.no
max_versionstringMaximum acceptable TLS version for connections."TLS 1.3"no
min_versionstringMinimum acceptable TLS version for connections."TLS 1.2"no
cipher_suiteslist(string)A list of TLS cipher suites that the TLS transport can use.[]no
reload_intervaldurationThe duration after which the certificate is reloaded."0s"no
client_ca_filestringPath to the TLS cert to use by the server to verify a client certificate.no

If reload_interval is set to "0s", the certificate never reloaded.

The following pairs of arguments are mutually exclusive and can’t both be set simultaneously:

  • ca_pem and ca_file
  • cert_pem and cert_file
  • key_pem and key_file

If cipher_suites is left blank, a safe default list is used. Refer to the Go Cipher Suites documentation for a list of supported cipher suites.

client_ca_file sets the ClientCA and ClientAuth to RequireAndVerifyClientCert in the TLSConfig. Refer to the Go TLS documentation for more information.

cors block

The cors block configures CORS settings for an HTTP server.

The following arguments are supported:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
allowed_originslist(string)Allowed values for the Origin header.no
allowed_headerslist(string)Accepted headers from CORS requests.["X-Requested-With"]no
max_agenumberConfigures the Access-Control-Max-Age response header.no

The allowed_headers specifies which headers are acceptable from a CORS request. The following headers are always implicitly allowed:

  • Accept
  • Accept-Language
  • Content-Type
  • Content-Language

If allowed_headers includes "*", all headers will be permitted.

grpc block

The grpc block configures a gRPC server which serves the Jaeger remote sampling document.

The following arguments are supported:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
endpointstringhost:port to listen for traffic on."0.0.0.0:14250"no
transportstringTransport to use for the gRPC server."tcp"no
max_recv_msg_sizestringMaximum size of messages the server will accept."4MiB"no
max_concurrent_streamsnumberLimit the number of concurrent streaming RPC calls.no
read_buffer_sizestringSize of the read buffer the gRPC server will use for reading from clients."512KiB"no
write_buffer_sizestringSize of the write buffer the gRPC server will use for writing to clients.no
include_metadatabooleanPropagate incoming connection metadata to downstream consumers.no

keepalive block

The keepalive block configures keepalive settings for connections to a gRPC server.

keepalive doesn’t support any arguments and is configured fully through inner blocks.

server_parameters block

The server_parameters block controls keepalive and maximum age settings for gRPC servers.

The following arguments are supported:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
max_connection_idledurationMaximum age for idle connections."infinity"no
max_connection_agedurationMaximum age for non-idle connections."infinity"no
max_connection_age_gracedurationTime to wait before forcibly closing connections."infinity"no
timedurationHow often to ping inactive clients to check for liveness."2h"no
timeoutdurationTime to wait before closing inactive clients that do not respond to liveness checks."20s"no

enforcement_policy block

The enforcement_policy block configures the keepalive enforcement policy for gRPC servers. The server will close connections from clients that violate the configured policy.

The following arguments are supported:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
min_timedurationMinimum time clients should wait before sending a keepalive ping."5m"no
permit_without_streambooleanAllow clients to send keepalive pings when there are no active streams.falseno

source block

The source block configures the method of retrieving the Jaeger remote sampling document that is served by the servers specified in the grpc and http blocks.

The following arguments are supported:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
filestringA local file containing a Jaeger remote sampling document.""no
reload_intervaldurationThe interval at which to reload the specified file. Leave at 0 to never reload.0no
contentstringA string containing the Jaeger remote sampling contents directly.""no

Exactly one of the file argument, content argument or remote block must be specified.

remote block

The remote block configures the gRPC client used by the component.

The following arguments are supported:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
endpointstringhost:port to send telemetry data to.yes
compressionstringCompression mechanism to use for requests."gzip"no
read_buffer_sizestringSize of the read buffer the gRPC client to use for reading server responses.no
write_buffer_sizestringSize of the write buffer the gRPC client to use for writing requests."512KiB"no
wait_for_readybooleanWaits for gRPC connection to be in the READY state before sending data.falseno
headersmap(string)Additional headers to send with the request.{}no
balancer_namestringWhich gRPC client-side load balancer to use for requests.pick_firstno
authoritystringOverrides the default :authority header in gRPC requests from the gRPC client.no
authcapsule(otelcol.Handler)Handler from an otelcol.auth component to use for authenticating requests.no

By default, requests are compressed with Gzip. The compression argument controls which compression mechanism to use. Supported strings are:

  • "gzip"
  • "zlib"
  • "deflate"
  • "snappy"
  • "zstd"

If you set compression to "none" or an empty string "", the requests aren’t compressed.

The supported values for balancer_name are listed in the gRPC documentation on Load balancing:

  • pick_first: Tries to connect to the first address, uses it for all RPCs if it connects, or tries the next address if it fails (and keeps doing that until one connection is successful). Because of this, all the RPCs will be sent to the same backend.
  • round_robin: Connects to all the addresses it sees and sends an RPC to each backend one at a time in order. For example, the first RPC is sent to backend-1, the second RPC is sent to backend-2, and the third RPC is sent to backend-1.

The :authority header in gRPC specifies the host to which the request is being sent. It’s similar to the Host header in HTTP requests. By default, the value for :authority is derived from the endpoint URL used for the gRPC call. Overriding :authority could be useful when routing traffic using a proxy like Envoy, which makes routing decisions based on the value of the :authority header.

An HTTP proxy can be configured through the following environment variables:

  • HTTPS_PROXY
  • NO_PROXY

The HTTPS_PROXY environment variable specifies a URL to use for proxying requests. Connections to the proxy are established via the HTTP CONNECT method.

The NO_PROXY environment variable is an optional list of comma-separated hostnames for which the HTTPS proxy should not be used. Each hostname can be provided as an IP address (1.2.3.4), an IP address in CIDR notation (1.2.3.4/8), a domain name (example.com), or *. A domain name matches that domain and all subdomains. A domain name with a leading “.” (.example.com) matches subdomains only. NO_PROXY is only read when HTTPS_PROXY is set.

Because otelcol.extension.jaeger_remote_sampling uses gRPC, the configured proxy server must be able to handle and proxy HTTP/2 traffic.

tls client block

The tls block configures TLS settings used for the connection to the gRPC server.

The following arguments are supported:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
ca_filestringPath to the CA file.no
ca_pemstringCA PEM-encoded text to validate the server with.no
cert_filestringPath to the TLS certificate.no
cert_pemstringCertificate PEM-encoded text for client authentication.no
insecure_skip_verifybooleanIgnores insecure server TLS certificates.no
include_system_ca_certs_poolbooleanWhether to load the system certificate authorities pool alongside the certificate authority.falseno
insecurebooleanDisables TLS when connecting to the configured server.no
key_filestringPath to the TLS certificate key.no
key_pemsecretKey PEM-encoded text for client authentication.no
max_versionstringMaximum acceptable TLS version for connections."TLS 1.3"no
min_versionstringMinimum acceptable TLS version for connections."TLS 1.2"no
cipher_suiteslist(string)A list of TLS cipher suites that the TLS transport can use.[]no
reload_intervaldurationThe duration after which the certificate is reloaded."0s"no
server_namestringVerifies the hostname of server certificates when set.no

If the server doesn’t support TLS, you must set the insecure argument to true.

To disable tls for connections to the server, set the insecure argument to true.

If reload_interval is set to "0s", the certificate never reloaded.

The following pairs of arguments are mutually exclusive and can’t both be set simultaneously:

  • ca_pem and ca_file
  • cert_pem and cert_file
  • key_pem and key_file

If cipher_suites is left blank, a safe default list is used. See the Go TLS documentation for a list of supported cipher suites.

keepalive client block

The keepalive block configures keepalive settings for gRPC client connections.

The following arguments are supported:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
ping_waitdurationHow often to ping the server after no activity.no
ping_response_timeoutdurationTime to wait before closing inactive connections if the server does not respond to a ping.no
ping_without_streambooleanSend pings even if there is no active stream request.no

debug_metrics block

The debug_metrics block configures the metrics that this component generates to monitor its state.

The following arguments are supported:

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultRequired
disable_high_cardinality_metricsbooleanWhether to disable certain high cardinality metrics.trueno
levelstringControls the level of detail for metrics emitted by the wrapped collector."detailed"no

disable_high_cardinality_metrics is the Grafana Alloy equivalent to the telemetry.disableHighCardinalityMetrics feature gate in the OpenTelemetry Collector. It removes attributes that could cause high cardinality metrics. For example, attributes with IP addresses and port numbers in metrics about HTTP and gRPC connections are removed.

Note

If configured, disable_high_cardinality_metrics only applies to otelcol.exporter.* and otelcol.receiver.* components.

level is the Alloy equivalent to the telemetry.metrics.level feature gate in the OpenTelemetry Collector. Possible values are "none", "basic", "normal" and "detailed".

Component health

otelcol.extension.jaeger_remote_sampling is only reported as unhealthy if given an invalid configuration.

Debug information

otelcol.extension.jaeger_remote_sampling does not expose any component-specific debug information.

Examples

Serving from a file

This example configures the Jaeger remote sampling extension to load a local json document and serve it over the default http port of 5778. Currently this config style exists for consistency with upstream Opentelemetry Collector components and may be removed.

alloy
otelcol.extension.jaeger_remote_sampling "example" {
  http {
  }
  source {
    file             = "/path/to/jaeger-sampling.json"
    reload_interval  = "10s"
  }
}

Serving from another component

This example uses the output of a component to determine what sampling rules to serve:

alloy
local.file "sampling" {
  filename  = "/path/to/jaeger-sampling.json"
}

otelcol.extension.jaeger_remote_sampling "example" {
  http {
  }
  source {
    content = local.file.sampling.content
  }
}