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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

Notifications for events

The normal way to monitor events is to search using the event stream dashboard if some issue occurs in the infrastructure or application system, looking for some clues as to the root cause. Events are not very useful in terms of proactive monitoring because you get to know about the issue only after the issue happens. However, notifying others about some of the events might be useful. Also, filing a support ticket based on an event is possible, by notifying the Datadog support.

Use the Add comment link available with the event to send a notification as in the following example:

Figure 5.9 – Notifications for events

As you can see, an event notification can be sent to individual emails, all, and Datadog Support. All the Datadog users in the organization will be notified of the event if all is chosen. A support ticket will be created if Datadog Support is selected.

The event stream is integrated with the following integrations...