The Datadog Cluster Agent provides a streamlined, centralized approach to collecting cluster level monitoring data. By acting as a proxy between the API server and node-based Agents, the Cluster Agent helps to alleviate server load. It also relays cluster level metadata to node-based Agents, allowing them to enrich the metadata of locally collected metrics.
Using the Datadog Cluster Agent allows you to:
If you’re using Docker, the Datadog Cluster Agent is available on Docker Hub and GCR:
Note: To leverage all features from the Datadog Cluster Agent, you must run Kubernetes v1.10+.
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