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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

Managing users

After Datadog is rolled out into an environment that mainly involves deploying the agent, the users can be given access to Datadog interfaces that provide insight into the infrastructure and the application software system. Though users can get API access to Datadog, they primarily use the UI to consume the information available.

A user can be added by sending out an invitation by email, which could be done from the main menu item Team on the Datadog dashboard.

The following screenshot is a sample Team window:

Figure 4.1– Main menu Team window

Users can be invited using a form available at the bottom of the Team window, as shown here:

Figure 4.2 – Invite Users form in the Team window

Also, it can be done by using the Invite Users option available in the Team window:

Figure – 4.3 Invite Users dialog

When a user is invited to join the team, one or more roles for the user...