Integrating Otel Collector Agent with Signoz on ECS

TLDR Div asks how to integrate an otel collector agent for their microservices on ECS with Signoz. Srikanth suggests running it as a separate container or a background process, and shares a relevant document.

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Div
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 10:39:42 UTC

Hi Team, can someone please direct me to the docs to understand how the otel collector agent fit into the picture with Signoz. We have 8 microservices running using ECS with docker containers (which have 2 dedicated EC2 instances and scaling upto 8 ) I have hosted Signoz as 1 another dedicated EC2 instance. using a centOS machine. Now I want to pass all the hardware data for each service to the Signoz dashboard, how to do that ?

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Div
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 10:40:16 UTC

As per my current understanding, I need to run an otel-collector-agent, where should I run this ? should it be part of the docker file I have setup for running the services ?

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Srikanth
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 11:22:06 UTC

Yes, it can run as a separate container along with your services or run as systemd process in the background.

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Div
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 13:43:52 UTC

Srikanth can I get any headstart docs ?

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Srikanth
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 15:28:31 UTC

Does this help ?