Grafana Cloud

Application Observability quickstart

The easiest and quickest way to get started with Application Observability is a local development setup that instruments a service with OpenTelemetry (auto or manual instrumentation) and exports the data directly to the Grafana Cloud OTLP gateway.

Application Observability - Quickstart architecture

Opt-in for metrics generation

Application Observability requires Grafana Cloud metrics generation. Opt-in for Grafana Cloud metrics generation if it is not already enabled. Note, there is a cost associated with enabling this feature.

Quickstart guides

Follow the quickstart setup guides for:

For product setups, it is recommend to use Grafana Agent or the OpenTelemetry Collector to send data to Grafana Cloud. See the Setup Export documentation for setup instructions.