i’m trying to use open telemetry to send messages to aws x-ray from my elixir livewiew project. from an aws point of view i need to use aws distro, however what i’m not sure of is which libraries to use from the elixir side. i came across the following article Elixir, OpenTelemetry, and the Infamous N+1 · Fly and from what i understand the flow of data is as follows
From my understanding your diagram is partially correct. You can send traces to a collector, which can forward to AWS Distro (or any number of other collectors). However AWS Distro is a collector as well, so you can forward directly to it from your application bypassing any other collectors in between if you don’t need them .
I think the default otel-collector port is 4318 for http recievers. AWS Distro might have a similar port open to send your traces to. When configuring opentelemetry-exporter you can specify the port to export to in your elixir app’s config.