Set up Tracing on a Buildkite Pipeline

Set up Tracing on a Buildkite Pipeline

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Configure the Datadog integration

The steps to activate the Datadog integration for Buildkite are:

  1. Go to Settings > Notification Services in Buildkite and click add a Datadog Pipeline Visibility integration.
  2. Fill in the form with the following information:
    • Description: A description to help identify the integration in the future, such as Datadog CI Visibility integration.
    • API key: your Datadog API Key.
    • Datadog site:
    • Pipelines: Select all pipelines or the subset of pipelines you want to trace.
    • Branch filtering: Leave empty to trace all branches or select the subset of branches you want to trace.
  3. Click Add Datadog Pipeline Visibility Notification to save the integration.

Visualize pipeline data in Datadog

The Pipelines and Pipeline Executions pages populate with data after the pipelines finish.

Note: The Pipelines page shows data for only the default branch of each repository.

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