Service Checks

Service Checks

The service check endpoint allows you to post check statuses for use with monitors. Service check messages are limited to 500 characters. If a check is posted with a message containing more than 500 characters, only the first 500 characters are displayed. Messages are limited for checks with a Critical or Warning status, they are dropped for checks with an OK status.

POST https://api.datadoghq.eu/api/v1/check_runhttps://api.ddog-gov.com/api/v1/check_runhttps://api.datadoghq.com/api/v1/check_runhttps://api.us3.datadoghq.com/api/v1/check_runhttps://api.us5.datadoghq.com/api/v1/check_run

Overview

Submit a list of Service Checks.

Notes:

  • A valid API key is required.
  • Service checks can be submitted up to 10 minutes in the past.

Request

Body Data (required)

Service Check request body.

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Field

Type

Description

check

string

The check.

host_name

string

The host name correlated with the check.

message

string

Message containing check status.

status

enum

The status of a service check. Allowed enum values: 0,1,2,3

tags

[string]

Tags related to a check.

timestamp

int64

Time of check.

[
  {
    "check": "app.ok",
    "host_name": "host",
    "status": 0,
    "tags": [
      "test:ExampleSubmitaServiceCheckreturnsPayloadacceptedresponse"
    ]
  }
]

Response

Payload accepted

The payload accepted for intake.

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Field

Type

Description

status

string

The status of the intake payload.

{
  "status": "ok"
}

Bad Request

Error response object.

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Field

Type

Description

errors [required]

[string]

Array of errors returned by the API.

{
  "errors": [
    "Bad Request"
  ]
}

Authentication Error

Error response object.

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Field

Type

Description

errors [required]

[string]

Array of errors returned by the API.

{
  "errors": [
    "Bad Request"
  ]
}

Request timeout

Error response object.

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Field

Type

Description

errors [required]

[string]

Array of errors returned by the API.

{
  "errors": [
    "Bad Request"
  ]
}

Payload too large

Error response object.

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Field

Type

Description

errors [required]

[string]

Array of errors returned by the API.

{
  "errors": [
    "Bad Request"
  ]
}

Too many requests

Error response object.

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Field

Type

Description

errors [required]

[string]

Array of errors returned by the API.

{
  "errors": [
    "Bad Request"
  ]
}

Code Example


# Curl command
curl -X POST "https://api.datadoghq.eu"https://api.ddog-gov.com"https://api.datadoghq.com"https://api.us3.datadoghq.com"https://api.us5.datadoghq.com/api/v1/check_run" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "DD-API-KEY: ${DD_API_KEY}" \
-d @- << EOF
{
  "check": "app.ok",
  "host_name": "app.host1",
  "status": 0,
  "tags": [
    "environment:test"
  ]
}
EOF
// Submit a Service Check returns "Payload accepted" response

package main

import (
	"context"
	"encoding/json"
	"fmt"
	"os"

	datadog "github.com/DataDog/datadog-api-client-go/api/v1/datadog"
)

func main() {
	body := []datadog.ServiceCheck{
		datadog.ServiceCheck{
			Check:    "app.ok",
			HostName: "host",
			Status:   datadog.SERVICECHECKSTATUS_OK,
			Tags: []string{
				"test:ExampleSubmitaServiceCheckreturnsPayloadacceptedresponse",
			},
		},
	}
	ctx := datadog.NewDefaultContext(context.Background())
	configuration := datadog.NewConfiguration()
	apiClient := datadog.NewAPIClient(configuration)
	resp, r, err := apiClient.ServiceChecksApi.SubmitServiceCheck(ctx, body)

	if err != nil {
		fmt.Fprintf(os.Stderr, "Error when calling `ServiceChecksApi.SubmitServiceCheck`: %v\n", err)
		fmt.Fprintf(os.Stderr, "Full HTTP response: %v\n", r)
	}

	responseContent, _ := json.MarshalIndent(resp, "", "  ")
	fmt.Fprintf(os.Stdout, "Response from `ServiceChecksApi.SubmitServiceCheck`:\n%s\n", responseContent)
}

Instructions

First install the library and its dependencies and then save the example to main.go and run following commands:

              
export DD_SITE="datadoghq.comus3.datadoghq.comus5.datadoghq.comdatadoghq.euddog-gov.com" DD_API_KEY="<DD_API_KEY>" go run "main.go"
"""
Submit a Service Check returns "Payload accepted" response
"""

from datadog_api_client.v1 import ApiClient, Configuration
from datadog_api_client.v1.api.service_checks_api import ServiceChecksApi
from datadog_api_client.v1.model.service_check import ServiceCheck
from datadog_api_client.v1.model.service_checks import ServiceChecks
from datadog_api_client.v1.model.service_check_status import ServiceCheckStatus

body = ServiceChecks(
    [
        ServiceCheck(
            check="app.ok",
            host_name="host",
            status=ServiceCheckStatus(0),
            tags=["test:ExampleSubmitaServiceCheckreturnsPayloadacceptedresponse"],
        )
    ]
)

configuration = Configuration()
with ApiClient(configuration) as api_client:
    api_instance = ServiceChecksApi(api_client)
    response = api_instance.submit_service_check(body=body)

    print(response)

Instructions

First install the library and its dependencies and then save the example to example.py and run following commands:

              
export DD_SITE="datadoghq.comus3.datadoghq.comus5.datadoghq.comdatadoghq.euddog-gov.com" DD_API_KEY="<DD_API_KEY>" python3 "example.py"
# Submit a Service Check returns "Payload accepted" response

require "datadog_api_client"
api_instance = DatadogAPIClient::V1::ServiceChecksAPI.new

body = [
  DatadogAPIClient::V1::ServiceCheck.new({
    check: "app.ok",
    host_name: "host",
    status: DatadogAPIClient::V1::ServiceCheckStatus::OK,
    tags: [
      "test:ExampleSubmitaServiceCheckreturnsPayloadacceptedresponse",
    ],
  }),
]
p api_instance.submit_service_check(body)

Instructions

First install the library and its dependencies and then save the example to example.rb and run following commands:

              
export DD_SITE="datadoghq.comus3.datadoghq.comus5.datadoghq.comdatadoghq.euddog-gov.com" DD_API_KEY="<DD_API_KEY>" rb "example.rb"
/**
 * Submit a Service Check returns "Payload accepted" response
 */

import { v1 } from "@datadog/datadog-api-client";

const configuration = v1.createConfiguration();
const apiInstance = new v1.ServiceChecksApi(configuration);

let params: v1.ServiceChecksApiSubmitServiceCheckRequest = {
  body: [
    {
      check: "app.ok",
      hostName: "host",
      status: 0,
      tags: ["test:ExampleSubmitaServiceCheckreturnsPayloadacceptedresponse"],
    },
  ],
};

apiInstance
  .submitServiceCheck(params)
  .then((data: any) => {
    console.log(
      "API called successfully. Returned data: " + JSON.stringify(data)
    );
  })
  .catch((error: any) => console.error(error));

Instructions

First install the library and its dependencies and then save the example to example.ts and run following commands:

              
export DD_SITE="datadoghq.comus3.datadoghq.comus5.datadoghq.comdatadoghq.euddog-gov.com" DD_API_KEY="<DD_API_KEY>" tsc "example.ts"
// Submit a Service Check returns "Payload accepted" response

import com.datadog.api.v1.client.ApiClient;
import com.datadog.api.v1.client.ApiException;
import com.datadog.api.v1.client.Configuration;
import com.datadog.api.v1.client.api.ServiceChecksApi;
import com.datadog.api.v1.client.model.IntakePayloadAccepted;
import com.datadog.api.v1.client.model.ServiceCheck;
import com.datadog.api.v1.client.model.ServiceCheckStatus;
import java.util.*;

public class Example {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    ApiClient defaultClient = Configuration.getDefaultApiClient();
    ServiceChecksApi apiInstance = new ServiceChecksApi(defaultClient);

    ArrayList<ServiceCheck> body =
        new ArrayList<ServiceCheck>() {
          {
            add(
                new ServiceCheck()
                    .check("app.ok")
                    .hostName("host")
                    .status(ServiceCheckStatus.OK)
                    .tags(
                        new ArrayList<String>() {
                          {
                            add("test:ExampleSubmitaServiceCheckreturnsPayloadacceptedresponse");
                          }
                        }));
          }
        };

    try {
      IntakePayloadAccepted result = apiInstance.submitServiceCheck(body);
      System.out.println(result);
    } catch (ApiException e) {
      System.err.println("Exception when calling DowntimesApi#updateDowntime");
      System.err.println("Status code: " + e.getCode());
      System.err.println("Reason: " + e.getResponseBody());
      System.err.println("Response headers: " + e.getResponseHeaders());
      e.printStackTrace();
    }
  }
}

Instructions

First install the library and its dependencies and then save the example to Example.java and run following commands:

              
export DD_SITE="datadoghq.comus3.datadoghq.comus5.datadoghq.comdatadoghq.euddog-gov.com" DD_API_KEY="<DD_API_KEY>" java "Example.java"
from datadog import initialize, api
from datadog.api.constants import CheckStatus

options = {'api_key': '<DATADOG_API_KEY>',
           'app_key': '<DATADOG_APPLICATION_KEY>'}

initialize(**options)

check = 'app.ok'
host = 'app1'
status = CheckStatus.OK  # equals 0
tags = ['env:test']

api.ServiceCheck.check(check=check, host_name=host, status=status, message='Response: 200 OK', tags=tags)

Instructions

First install the library and its dependencies and then save the example to example.py and run following commands:

              
export DD_SITE="datadoghq.comus3.datadoghq.comus5.datadoghq.comdatadoghq.euddog-gov.com" DD_API_KEY="<DD_API_KEY>" python "example.py"
require 'rubygems'
require 'dogapi'

api_key = '<DATADOG_API_KEY>'
app_key = '<DATADOG_APPLICATION_KEY>'

dog = Dogapi::Client.new(api_key, app_key)

# submitting a check doesn't require an app_key
dog = Dogapi::Client.new(api_key)

dog.service_check('app.is_ok', 'app1', 0, :message => 'Response: 200 OK', :tags => ['env:test'])

Instructions

First install the library and its dependencies and then save the example to example.rb and run following commands:

              
export DD_SITE="datadoghq.comus3.datadoghq.comus5.datadoghq.comdatadoghq.euddog-gov.com" DD_API_KEY="<DD_API_KEY>" rb "example.rb"