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Understanding Datadog Agent

  • What is Datadog agent?
    The Datadog Agent is software that runs on your hosts. It collects events and metrics from hosts and sends them to Datadog, where you can analyze your monitoring and performance data. The Datadog Agent is open source and its source code.
    The Datadog agent is a lightweight software installed on applications hosts that helps push every log, event, trace, and metric produced by your applications and infrastructure using the Datadog APIs.

  • Type of Datadog Agent?

  • Ports used to in Datadog agent?

  • Top 5 commands with simple explanation troubleshooting Datadog agent?
    sudo systemctl start datadog-agent - Start agent
    sudo systemctl stop datadog-agent - Stop agent
    sudo systemctl restart datadog-agent - Restart agent
    sudo systemctl status datadog-agent - Check status

  • Locate how to enable Logs monitoring in datadog.yaml
    edit the datadog.yaml file. Locate the logs: section and set enabled: false to enabled: true.

  • 5 techniques for troubleshooting Datadog?
    Verify API token (datadog.yaml)
    Verify site/region (datadog.yaml)
    Datadog Agent is running or not under services
    check if logs enabled under config file

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