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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

Configuring downtime

Using the options provided by Datadog, a group of monitors can be muted during a scheduled period. Typically, such downtime is needed when you make a change to the computing infrastructure or deploy some code. Until such changes are completed, and the impacted environments are stabilized, it might not make much sense to monitor the software system in production. Additionally, by disabling the monitors, you can avoid receiving alert notifications in emails, texts, and even phone calls depending on what integrations are in place.

To schedule downtime, navigate to Monitors | Manage Downtime, and you should see a form, as shown in the following screenshot, where the existing scheduling will be listed:

Figure 7.13 – Managing monitor downtime

By clicking on the Schedule Downtime button, you can add a new downtime schedule, as follows:

Figure 7.14 – Scheduling a new downtime

The following options...