Logz.io’s Telemetry Collector lets you quickly send your data based on the configuration that fits your needs. You can use it to send logs, metrics, and tracing data back to Logz.io’s observability platform.

Telemetry Collector is currently available in all regions except for Japan and Australia. If you’re located in these regions, you can use Logz.io’s data shippers to send your data.

Why should you use Telemetry Collector?

Configuring and running Logz.io’s Telemetry Collector provides several advantages, including:

  • Easy installation process - Logz.io’s Telemetry Collector lets you easily configure your data sending process by executing a single line of code.
  • Full coverage - The Telemetry Collector collects logs, metrics, and tracing data from your end, providing a complete observability platform to monitor and improve your data.
Supported platforms

Currently, Logz.io’s Telemetry Collector supports Kubernetes for logs, metrics, and traces.

The Telemetry Collector will soon support additional platforms, including AWS, Azure, Linux, Windows, Mac, and more.

If you’re interested in sending your data through a different source, you can use Logz.io’s Send your data guide which includes over 300 shipping methods.

Configure your Telemetry Collector:

To start sending your data through the Telemetry Collector, Log into your Logz.io account, navigate to Send your data, and click on Start collecting.

Start collecting button

Select the platform through which you’d like to ship your data. Then, if required, select the relevant sub-type.

Select platform

Next, select the data sources. Hover over each source to see the type of data it collects and processes.

Select data source

Add a name and description to help identify the collector. Under Accounts, you can review the Logs, Metrics, and Tracing accounts to which the Telemetry Collector will send the data. If you don’t have an existing account, you’ll be able to review the account’s name that will be created.

Click Generate snippet to continue.

Define collector

Next, review your collector. The Summary, located on the left side of the screen, includes all of the data contained in the collector.

Choose the platform on which you want to run the Telemetry Collector. You can choose between Mac, Windows, or Linux. Copy the code and run it on your end.

Some platforms might require additional details to complete the installation, such as admin privileges or passwords. These details are not sent to or stored by Logz.io.

Review collector

That’s it! It might take a while for the Telemetry Collector to get up and running, after which you’ll be able to view your logs, metrics, or traces and get full observability into your system.

If you encounter issues in installing or running your Telemetry Collector, contact Logz.io’s Support team.

How to remove a Telemetry Collector:

You can uninstall your Telemetry Collector from Kubernetes by running the following snippet:

helm uninstall -n monitoring logzio-monitoring

This snippet removes the collector from Logz.io and stops sending your data. You can always create a new collector or use Logz.io’s Send your data to ship your data.

If you are unsuccessful in removing your Telemetry Collector, contact Logz.io’s Support team.

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