Windows OTel Collector (Beta available now)

Note: We are now working with a limited number of beta testers on a case by case basis. If you wish to participate in the beta, please contact Zebrium at: with details of your use case. Necessary files will be made available to accepted beta users.

Zebrium Windows OTel Collector Installation

The following instructions explain how to install the Zebrium Open Telemetry (OTel) Collector on a Windows system using Powershell. Before starting, you will need to obtain a copy of the Zebrium OTel Collector ZIP file for Windows.

  1. Unzip the archive into that directory
    Expand-Archive ./
    cd otelcol
  2. Under Integrations and Collectors in the Zebrium UI, Select Windows OTel Collector and obtain your Log collector URL and Token

  3. Edit the ‘otelcol.yaml’ and copy paste the URL and token from above into the appropriate place int the following two lines:
    ze_token: 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000

    Note: More advanced configuration options are suggested in the comments if needed.

  4. Run the following install script as Administrator:
    cmd.exe /c ./InstallOpenTelemetryCollector.bat

    This will install the collector as a Windows Service that will generate text logs in the subdirectory Logs.

  5. That’s it, logs will start streaming to your Zebrium account. After a few minutes, you should see be able to see log activity in the Zebrium UI under by going to “Ingest History” in the menu at the top RHS.

Uninstalling Zebrium Windows OTel Collector

To remove the Zebrium Windows OTel service use this command:

   cmd.exe /c .\UninstallOpenTelemetryCollector.bat