Install and Uninstall Agents

BindPlane OP works in conjunction with the observIQ Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector which can be installed on Linux, Windows, or macOS.


Install Agents from BindPlane OP

To install the collector, you should get the installation script from BindPlane OP Server as outlined in Step 3 of our Quickstart Guide. Doing so ensures the agent instantly connects to BindPlane OP and can be managed without additional configuration.


Agent or Collector: What's the difference?

We often use the term Agent and Collector interchangeably. When you see either throughout the product or the documentation, we're always referring to the observIQ Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector

Uninstall observIQ Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector

On Linux, macOS, or Windows run the following command to uninstall the collector:

sudo sh -c "$(curl -fsSlL" -r
sh -c "$(curl -fsSlL" -r
(Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product -Filter "Name = 'observIQ OpenTelemetry Collector'").Uninstall()

Optionally on Windows you can uninstall the collector via the control panel. Simply follow the steps below.

  1. Navigate to the control panel, then to the "Uninstall a program" dialog.
  2. Locate the observIQ OpenTelemetry Collector entry, and select uninstall.
  3. Follow the wizard to complete removal of the collector.