The following are the best practices related to creating and maintaining metrics and tags:
- Make sure that all the tags available through various integrations are enabled. This mainly involves inheriting tags from source platforms such as public cloud services, Docker, and Kubernetes. When complex applications are part of your environment, it is better to have more tags to improve traceability.
- Add more tags from the Datadog Agent and integrations to partition your metrics data easily and to track the environment, services, and owners efficiently.
- Have a namespace schema for your custom metrics using periods so that they can be grouped and located easily – for example,
- Format the names and values of metrics and tags according to the guidelines. Datadog silently makes changes to names and values if their format is not compliant. Such altered names could cause confusion on the ground as they will be different from the expected...