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Basic Agents Usage

To get started using the Agent, please select your platform.

Configuration management tools

Manage the Datadog Agent and integrations using configuration management tools:

Chef Cookbook




Configuration file

The configuration files and folders for the Agent are located at:

OS Agent v5 Agent v6
Mac OS X ~/.datadog-agent/datadog.conf ~/.datadog-agent/datadog.yaml
Linux /etc/dd-agent/datadog.conf /etc/datadog-agent/datadog.yaml
Source ~/.datadog-agent/agent/datadog.conf /etc/datadog-agent/datadog.yaml
Windows Server 2008, Vista and newer \\ProgramData\Datadog\datadog.conf \\ProgramData\Datadog\datadog.yaml
Windows Server 2003, XP or older \\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Datadog\datadog.conf n/a (unsupported OS)

Log location

  • For Linux and Mac OS X, Datadog Agent logs are located in the /var/log/datadog/ directory
  • For Windows, Datadog Agent logs are located in the c:\programdata\Datadog\logs directory

The Datadog logs do a rollover every 10MB. When a rollover occurs, one backup is kept (e.g. agent.log.1). If a previous backup exists, it is overwritten on the rollover.

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