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Datadog Assignment 1

  1. 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 the user can analyze the monitoring and performance data.
  2. What are list of methods to send data to Datadog?
  3. Datadog_API: API to publish custom log/metric
  4. DogStatsD: Adding the Datadog Tracing Library to the code
  5. Collector: Configuring the Datadog Agent for Application

  6. Top 10 commands of Datadog Agent

  7. $ systemctl start datadog-agent : to start the datadog agent

  8. $ systemctl stop datadog-agent: to stop the datadog agent

  9. $ systemctl restart datadog-agent : to restart the datadog agent

  10. $ systemctl status datadog-agent : to check the status of the datadog agent

  11. $ datadog-agent config : Print the runtime configuration of a running agent

  12. $ datadog-agent configcheck : Print all configurations loaded & resolved of a running agent

  13. $ datadog-agent diagnose: Execute some connectivity diagnosis on your system

  14. $ datadog-agent health : Print the current agent health

  15. $ datadog-agent hostname to check the hostname of the datadog agent

  16. $ datadog-agent version: to check the version of the datadog agent

  17. $ datadog-agent dogstatsd-stats : Print basic statistics on the metrics processed by dogstatsd

  18. Top 10 Techniques for troubleshooting Datadog Agent

  19. Check if agent is up and running or not

  20. Check for the token/API key if it’s valid

  21. Check for outgoing internet

  22. Check Datadog Agent Logs for Error

  23. Check Datadog Agent Configuration file(datadog.yaml) syntax Error

  24. Check ENV variable set for Datadog Agent conflict with datadog.yaml

  25. runtime configuration of a running agent

  26. current agent health

  27. Check Datadog Integration Configuration file(datadog.yaml) syntax Error

  28. Print all configurations loaded & resolved of a running agent

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