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Datadog Cloud Monitoring Quick Start Guide

By : Thomas Kurian Theakanath
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Datadog Cloud Monitoring Quick Start Guide

By: Thomas Kurian Theakanath

Overview of this book

Datadog is an essential cloud monitoring and operational analytics tool which enables the monitoring of servers, virtual machines, containers, databases, third-party tools, and application services. IT and DevOps teams can easily leverage Datadog to monitor infrastructure and cloud services, and this book will show you how. The book starts by describing basic monitoring concepts and types of monitoring that are rolled out in a large-scale IT production engineering environment. Moving on, the book covers how standard monitoring features are implemented on the Datadog platform and how they can be rolled out in a real-world production environment. As you advance, you'll discover how Datadog is integrated with popular software components that are used to build cloud platforms. The book also provides details on how to use monitoring standards such as Java Management Extensions (JMX) and StatsD to extend the Datadog platform. Finally, you'll get to grips with monitoring fundamentals, learn how monitoring can be rolled out using Datadog proactively, and find out how to extend and customize the Datadog platform. By the end of this Datadog book, you will have gained the skills needed to monitor your cloud infrastructure and the software applications running on it using Datadog.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1: Getting Started with Datadog
Section 2: Extending Datadog
Section 3: Advanced Monitoring

Configuring an integration

Datadog provides integration with most of the popular platform components and they need to be enabled as needed. We will see the general steps involved in enabling integration with an example.

The available integrations are listed on the Integrations dashboard as in the following screenshot, and it's directly accessible from the main menu:

Figure 8.1 – List of available integrations

As you can see, in Figure 8.1, the third-party software components are listed on the Integrations dashboard. Using the search option available at the top of this dashboard, the integrations that are already installed can be filtered out. Also, the available integrations can be looked up using keywords.

By clicking on a specific integration listing, you can get all the details related to that integration. For example, the following screenshot provides such details for integration with NGINX, a popular web server: