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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

Managing monitors

By navigating to Monitors | Manage Monitors on the Datadog dashboard, you can list all of the existing monitors, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 7.10 – List of monitors

As shown in Figure 7.10, a number of options are available to either mute or resolve the monitor. By muting a monitor, you can stop the monitor from triggering a warning or alert. Additionally, a monitor can be marked as resolved without waiting for the underlying issue to be resolved and the status to be reflected in Datadog.

Besides the obvious Edit and Delete options, a monitor can be cloned using the Clone option, as shown in the following screenshot, and it could be modified to make a new monitor that could use some features of the source monitor:

Figure 7.11 – Cloning a monitor

The definition of a monitor can be exported into JSON format and maintained in a source code control system as a backup or as a template to...