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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

Chapter 6: Monitoring Infrastructure

In the previous chapter, we learned about events that occur in a software system that are useful for monitoring purposes and how they are handled in Datadog. The metrics and events, when combined with tags, provide Datadog users with a rich set of data and the means to group and filter that information for multiple monitoring requirements.

In Chapter 1, Introduction to Monitoring, we looked at different types of monitoring that make up a comprehensive, proactive monitoring process. One of the basic types of monitoring is infrastructure monitoring, which is all about monitoring the compute, storage, and network infrastructure where the application system runs. All major monitoring applications offer infrastructure monitoring features out of the box. And at times, in many organizations, the scope of monitoring is limited to this type of monitoring. Datadog provides excellent support for infrastructure monitoring and we will learn about that in...