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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

Chapter 4: Account Management

In the last chapter, we looked at the main features of the Datadog user interface. The account management features are also part of the user interface but those warrant a separate discussion as account management is administrative in nature and not all the users of Datadog would be accessing those.

Datadog supports Single Sign-On (SSO) and it provides key-based API support. It also supports multiple organizations within a customer account that can be used to build isolated monitoring environments, sometimes to meet a compliance requirement for separating development and production accounts, or for isolating client accounts hosted by a SaaS provider.

When a user is created, first the privileges for that user can be set by using default roles available out of the box or it can be done finely using custom roles that an administrator can set up. Within a Datadog account, multiple organizations can be created to group or partition the environments that...