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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)
1
Section 1: Getting Started with Datadog
9
Section 2: Extending Datadog
14
Section 3: Advanced Monitoring

Technical requirements

To try out the examples mentioned in this book, you need to have the following tools installed and resources available:

  • An Ubuntu 18.04 environment with a Bash shell. The examples might work on other Linux distributions also, but suitable changes must be made to the Ubuntu-specific commands.
  • A Datadog account with admin-level access.
  • The Datadog Agent running at the host level or as a microservice, depending on the example, pointing to the Datadog account.
  • curl.
  • Python 2.7, Python 3.8, or higher