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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

Monitoring serverless computing resources

The current trend is to avoid infrastructure of any kind altogether and move to a serverless computing environment, in which case the public cloud vendors provide the platform to create, run, and monitor the applications. Let's not get confused with any hosting services in the cloud. There is no concept of a host (and hence the name serverless); instead, the applications are run in computing sandboxes provided by the cloud provider.

One of the most popular serverless computing services is AWS Lambda. A Lambda function runs application code and, practically, you can consider it the equivalent of a microservice. By installing AWS integration and some additional configurations specific to Lambda, the Lambda functions can be monitored from Datadog.

The following steps outline the process of setting up Datadog to monitor Lambda functions:

  1. Install the AWS integration in Datadog.
  2. Install the Datadog Forwarder Lambda function...