OpenTelemetry Data Visualization Explore OpenTelemetry Metrics in Prometheus
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Explore OpenTelemetry Metrics in Prometheus

Once you have data being sent to your Grafana Cloud or OSS stack, you can view trace data via Grafana’s Explore UI. This document focuses on launching Explore from a Grafana Cloud stack, but navigation for an OSS stack should be similar.

To explore OpenTelemetry data, go to your Grafana Cloud console, select your Grafana instance and click Launch.

Grafana Cloud console

Then select Explore from the left side menu.

Grafana Cloud console side menu options

Once Explore opens, select your Prometheus instance from the dropdown menu. When using GrafanaCloud, the naming convention is grafanacloud-<STACK_NAME>-prom.

To view the OpenTelemetry metrics in Prometheus, select a metric from the drop-down and add a label filter with “job” as the label name and your applicaiton name as label value.

Metrrics browser in Explore UI

Click on “Run Query” to view the data:

Prometheus metrics view