Installing the Agent directly on your host (rather than having the Agent run in a Pod) provides additional visibility into your ecosystem, independent of Kubernetes.
To gather your kube-state metrics:
Download the Kube-State manifests folder.
Apply them to your Kubernetes cluster:
kubectl apply -f <NAME_OF_THE_KUBE_STATE_MANIFESTS_FOLDER>
Note: these metrics are unavailable for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).
Available for Agent >6.0
There are two ways to collect logs from containers running in Kubernetes:
Datadog recommends using the Kubernetes log files approach when you are either not using Docker, or are using more than 10 containers per pod.
Datadog also recommends that you take advantage of DaemonSets to automatically deploy the Datadog Agent on all your nodes.
Otherwise, to manually enable log collection from one specific node, add the following parameters in the
logs_enabled: true listeners: - name: kubelet config_providers: - name: kubelet polling: true logs_config: container_collect_all: true
Use Autodiscovery with Pod Annotations to configure log collection to add multiline processing rules, or to customize the
To get a better idea of how (or why) to integrate your Kubernetes service, see the related series of Datadog blog posts.