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P Sandosh
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Datadog (Day-1) Assignment Answers

Q1: What is Datadog Agent?
Datadog Agent is open-source software that monitors the host on which it runs. Acting as a DogStatsD server, Datadog Agent also aggregates metrics from other processes or containers on the host.

Q2: What are list of methods to send data to Datadog?
The list of methods to send data to datadog is

  • Collector = Configuring the Datadog Agent for Application
  • DogStatsD = Adding the Datadog Tracing Library to the code

Q3: Top 10 commands of Datadog Agent

  • systemctl start datadog-agent
  • systemctl stop datadog-agent
  • systemctl restart datadog-agent
  • systemctl status datadog-agent
  • datadog-agent configcheck
  • datadog-agent config
  • datadog-agent health
  • datadog-agent hostname
  • datadog-agent version
  • sudo service datadog-agent start
  • sudo service datadog-agent stop
  • sudo service datadog-agent restart
  • sudo service datadog-agent status
  • sudo datadog-agent status
  • sudo datadog-agent flare
  • sudo datadog-agent --help

Q4: Top 10 Techniques for troubleshooting Datadog Agent

  • Container Hostname Detection
  • Debug Mode
  • Agent Flare
  • Agent Check Status
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP) Issues
  • Permission Issues
  • Integrations Issues
  • Site Issues
  • Autodiscovery Issues
  • Windows Container Issues
  • Agent Runtime Configuration

Q5: Top 10 Metrices of Linux Servers which you should care it?

  • Load average
  • CPU utilization
  • Memory utilization
  • Memory break up
  • Disk usage with capacity plan
  • Recent events
  • Top process by CPU and memory
  • Network
  • Syslogs
  • Trouble history

Q6: Write down the steps to enable any integration in datadog?

  • Check the version of the integration installed in your Agent with the show command.
  • Review the changelog of the specific integration on the integrations-core repository to identify the version you want.
  • Install the integration with the install command.
  • Restart your Agent.

Q7: Top 10 Metrices of Windows Servers which you should care it?

  • Server Physical Status
  • Processor and Memory Utilization
  • Server Uptime
  • Disk Activity and Page File Usage
  • Process Activity
  • Network Traffic and Transmission Control Protocol TCP Activity
  • Time Synchronization
  • OS Logs

Q8: Top 5 Metrices of Apache which you should not miss it?

  • Requests per second
  • Bytes per second
  • Bytes per request
  • Uptime
  • CPU Usage
  • Memory Usage
  • Network Bandwidth
  • Disk usage
  • Load

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