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Deploying the Agent on RaspberryPI

Using raspbian

  1. Begin with the update of your local cache

    sudo apt-get update
    
  2. Then install sysstat.

    sudo apt-get install sysstat
    
  3. Navigate to the Agent Install Screen in Datadog and select “from source”

  4. Execute the installation command.

    DD_API_KEY=<YOUR-API-KEY> sh -c "$(curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/DataDog/dd-agent/master/packaging/datadog-agent/source/setup_agent.sh)"
    

Note: The installation process may take up to 30 minutes on some models of Raspberry PI.

If installed correctly, you will see output that looks like:

The Agent runs in the foreground. Some users find benefit in creating an RC script for it or putting it into the /etc/rc.local like this:

nohup sh /root/.datadog-agent/bin/agent &

You now see metrics being ingested from your Raspberry PI device:

Thank you to Karim Vaes for the excellent blog post!

Note: Datadog does not officially support Raspbian.

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