This page outlines the basic functionality of the Datadog Agent. If you haven’t installed the Agent yet, instructions can be found in the Datadog agent integration page.
The process to upgrade from the previous version of the agent is to re-run the installation.
To manually start the Agent:
sudo /etc/init.d/datadog-agent start
To stop the Agent:
sudo /etc/init.d/datadog-agent stop
To restart the Agent and reload the configuration files:
sudo /etc/init.d/datadog-agent restart
To check if the Agent is running: (since 3.8.0)
sudo /etc/init.d/datadog-agent status
To receive information about the Agent’s state:
sudo /etc/init.d/datadog-agent info
Tracebacks for errors can be retrieved by setting the
-v flag: (since 3.8.0)
sudo /etc/init.d/datadog-agent info -v
More information about the metrics, events, and service checks for an integrations can be retrieved with the check command:
sudo /etc/init.d/datadog-agent check [integration]
Add the check_rate argument to get the most recent values for rates:
sudo /etc/init.d/datadog-agent check [integration] check_rate
The configuration file for the Agent is located at
Configuration files for integrations are located in `/etc/dd-agent/conf.d/
Try running the info command to see the state of the Agent. Logs for the subsystems are in the following files:
/var/log/supervisor/datadog-supervisord.log (since 3.8.0)
If you’re still having trouble, our support team will be glad to provide further assistance.