OpenTelemetry, also known as OTel for short, is a vendor-neutral open-source Observability framework for instrumenting, generating, collecting, and exporting telemetry data such as traces, metrics, logs. As an industry-standard, it is natively supported by a number of vendors.

OpenTelemetry Reference Architecture

What is OpenTelemetry?

A short explanation of what OpenTelemetry is, and is not.

Getting Started

Get started with OpenTelemetry based on your role.

OpenTelemetry Concepts

Key concepts in OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry Demo Documentation


OpenTelemetry code instrumentation is supported for many popular programming languages


Vendor-agnostic way to receive, process and export telemetry data.

OpenTelemetry Operator for Kubernetes

An implementation of a Kubernetes Operator, that manages collectors and auto-instrumentation of the workload using OpenTelemetry instrumentation libraries.

Functions as a Service

OpenTelemetry supports various methods of monitoring Function-as-a-Service provided by different cloud vendors


How to migrate to OpenTelemetry



Acknowledgements for sources for content on this site

Contribution guidelines

How to contribute to OpenTelemetry