In this tutorial, we will address the common monitoring use case of filtering metrics within observIQ’s distribution of the OpenTelemetry (OTEL) collector. Whether the metrics are deemed unnecessary, or they are filtered for security concerns, the process is fairly straightforward.

For our sample environment, we will use MySQL on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. The destination exporter will be to Google Cloud Operations, but the process is exporter agnostic. We are using this exporter to provide the visual charts showing the metric before and after filtering.

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