Advanced agent configuration
The main Datadog agent configuration file,
datadog.yaml, can be updated to meet your specific monitoring requirements. By default, only
api_key is set in it. A
datadog.yaml file used in a real-life environment would have more options set.
proxy: If the outbound traffic to the internet has to go through a proxy, this option needs to be configured. Typical proxy settings for
hostname: If a specific hostname has to be used for reporting, it is set using this option. By default, the hostname is auto-detected using tools available at the operating system level.
tags: A very important option that is always used to tag the metrics reported by the agent. Multiple key/value pairs can be specified.
collect_ec2_tags: By enabling this option, the AWS EC2 node tags can be collected...