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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

Granting custom access using roles

Each role grants the user a set of privileges as listed in the following screenshot:

Figure 4.4 – Privileges available in the standard user role

While assigning one or more predefined roles might be enough in most access management use cases, users could be assigned more specific privileges using custom roles.

The custom roles can be set up by an administrator and be assigned to users after that.

Here are a few steps you need to follow to create a custom role:

  1. Go to the Roles page on the dashboard (direct link:
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click on the New Role link:

    Figure 4.5 – Creating a new custom role

  3. Enter the name of the role in the Name field, pick the privileges you want to add to the role from the Permissions table, and click on the Save button to create the role.

    Important note

    An existing custom role can be updated following similar...