Grafana Cloud

Configure Grafana Agent


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.

Your intermediate agent, Grafana Agent stores exemplars by default. You can also use hosted Prometheus as your intermediate agent, but we recommend using Grafana Agent for a user-friendly workflow.

To configure Grafana Agent to send traces to Grafana Cloud:

  1. Confirm that exemplars are being scraped by the Agent by verifying that the prometheus_remote_storage_exemplars_total metric is a non-zero value.
  2. Add the option “send_exemplars: true” under the remote_write configuration block to forward those exemplars from the Agent to Grafana Cloud.

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