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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

The main Integrations menu

The options listed underneath the Integrations main menu option are important, and you will be using them often:

Figure 3.14 – The Integrations main menu options

Now, let's take a look at the options available under the main menu item, Integrations.


As shown in the following screenshot, underneath this tab, the Datadog integrations with third-party tools are available out of the box and can be viewed and searched for:

Figure 3.15 – NGINX integration

As an example, the NGINX integration shown in the preceding screenshot can be installed from the dashboard. This only enables the integration of your account inside the Datadog backend. Usually, there will be additional steps that need to be completed on the infrastructure side, and those steps will be provided in the dashboard, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 3.16 – NGINX Integration...