GETTING STARTED WITH DATADOG AND IT’S AGENT

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Hello Readers! You all must have heard about Datadog. So, In this blog we will see what is datadog and how we can install agent in datadog.

Introduction

Datadog is a cloud-scale application observable service that allows you to monitor servers, databases, tools, and services through a SaaS-based data analysis platform.

It is a tracking and analytics device for IT and DevOps groups that may be used Datadog is a cloud-scale application observable service that allows you to monitor servers, databases, tools, and services through a SaaS-based data analysis platform.to decide overall performance metrics in addition to occasion tracking for infrastructure and cloud offerings. The software program can screen offerings which includes servers, databases and tools.

It uses a Go-based agent and its backend includes Apache Cassandra, PostgreSQL, and Kafka. The Rest Application Program Interface (API) is used to allow to integrate with a variety of services, tools, and programming languages. Integrations like Kubernetes, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Ubuntu, and Bitbucket.

Features of Datadog

Features include:

  • Give the IT/DevOps team a single view of their infrastructure (including servers, applications, metrics, and other services).
  • The control panel is customizable.
  • Alerts based on critical issues. Supports over 250 product integrations.
  • Automatically collect and analyze logs, latency, and error rates.
  • Allow access to the API.
  • Supports applications written in languages ​​like Java, Python, PHP, .NET, Go, Node, and Ruby.

Datadog Agent

The Agent is lightweight software that is install on your server. It reports your host’s metrics and events to Datadog using the built-in, DogStatsD or API. With additional configuration, the agent can report live processes, logs and traces.

Installation of Datadog Agent

Here are some of the easiest steps to install agent. So, let’s get start.

STEP-1: Get yourself Register at click here.

when you click on GET STARTED FREE , you will see something like this:

Fill all the details and then click on Sign up.

STEP-2: Select the UBUNTU from the supported agent list.

STEP-3: If you want to install by using one simple command , you can run the following command in your terminal.

OR

If you want to install agent step-by-step you can try this and you can find these steps under UBUNTU supported list, as all these steps are changed for every agent.

After the successful installation of agent when you start the service it would look like:

Commands to check your agent:

$ systemctl start datadog-agent
$ systemctl stop datadog-agent
$ systemctl restart datadog-agent
$ systemctl status datadog-agent

STEP-4: Your agent look like this and it will show One Hosts is reporting to your datadog.

Conclusion

Here we learnt how to setup datadog and agent for our system. Now we can easily use datadog for cluster and further use.

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Deeksha Tripathi is a Software Consultant at Knoldus Inc Software. She has a keen interest toward learning new technologies. Her practice area is DevOps. When not working, she will be busy in listening music , and spending time with her family .