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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

Tracking usage

Like other SaaS services, the use of Datadog tends to be elastic as it's typically deployed on infrastructure provisioned in public clouds.

Important note

Please note that Datadog could be deployed in a classic, bare-metal environment as well, but such use cases are becoming less common.

As the billing is tied to on-demand usage, it's important for an administrator to track the usage pattern:

  1. Use the Plan & Usage menu option under your user profile to get to the details of the plan you have subscribed and the usage of Datadog as a service as shown in the following screenshot:

    Figure 4.14 – Plan & Usage menu

  2. By clicking on the Plan & Usage option, you can get to the main page from where the details of the subscription plan, usage, billing, and organizations can be viewed and updated. For all the options available on that page, check the following screenshot:

    Figure 4.15 – Plan & Usage page with details of the...