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Balamurugan Muthukumaran
Balamurugan Muthukumaran

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Datadog Notes- Day1

What is Obsevability?

Observability is beyond legacy monitoring means understanding metrics , traces and logs of entire system from same place

What is Datadog?

Datadog is Observability service available in Internet running as Software as a Service(SaaS)

What is Datadog Agent?

DD Agent is a software running in client end which will collect metrics and helps to config different integrations.

What is DogstatsD?

Dogstats similar to statsd helps collecting application application level metrics and also in addition shows traces and logs of application also

How Datadog works?

Datadog works as SaaS model and no dedicated server needed for any customer. Once agent is deployed, it will be communicating with site using API key with all metrics collected from client end. Different type of configurations like process monitoting, logs monitoring can be enabled via modifying datadog.yml

Top 10 commands used in Datadog Agent?

systemctl status datadog-agent
systemctl stop datadog-agent
datadog-agent status
datadog-agent config
datadog-agent health
datadog-agnet configcheck
datadog-agent version
less /etc/datadog-agent/datadog.yaml
datadog-agent hostname

What is Datadog config file and which config you used today?


we used process_configuration today and enabled live process monitoring

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