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Sujit Kumar Ghosh
Sujit Kumar Ghosh

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DataDog Introductions - Sujit Ghosh

• What is Datadog?

DataDog is cloud based monitoring tool equipped with Monitoring, Obserbability, and Tracing feature.

• What is Datadog Agent and How it works?

DataDog agent is a daemon to collect matrix,

Agent having different components like DataStatD, Collector and Forwarder feature to collect, recognized and Forward matrix to DataDog Cloud for published into Dashboard.

• Component of Datadog Agent and short intro for each.

DataStatD : A metrics aggregation service bundled with the DataDog Agent.
Collector: The collector gathers all standard metrics every 15 seconds.
Forwarder: Specific daemon to connect and forward matrix to DataDog Cloud database.

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Sujit Kumar Ghosh

Write a answer for the following questions at
Top 10 commands of Datadog Agent $ systemctl start datadog-agent
$ systemctl stop datadog-agent
$ systemctl restart datadog-agent
$ systemctl status datadog-agent
$ ls /var/log/datadog/
$ more /etc/datadog-agent/datadog.yaml
$ more /var/log/datadog/agent.log
$ more /var/log/datadog/process-agent.log
$ more /var/log/datadog/trace-agent.log
$ datadog-agent configcheck
$ datadog-agent config
$ datadog-agent health
$ datadog-agent hostname
$ datadog-agent version

2 Locate how to enable Process monitoring in datadog.yaml?


3 Top 5 Techniques for troubleshooting Datadog Agent

  1. Check Datadog Agent Process is running or not
  2. Check Datadog Agent Logs for Error.
  3. Check Datadog Agent Configuration file(datadog.yaml) syntax Error
  4. Check Datadog Integration Configuration file(datadog.yaml) syntax Error.
  5. Print all configurations loaded & resolved of a running agent
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Sujit Kumar Ghosh

Assignment - II