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"

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

Example output after successful installation:

RaspberryPI Install

The Agent runs in the foreground. Some users find benefit in creating a systemd service for the Agent like this:


Description=Datadog Agent



Then, run:

systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable datadog
systemctl start datadog

The Datadog Agent is installed in the working directory where you ran the installation command, for example: /home/pi/.datadog-agent/.

Example of metrics being ingested from your Raspberry PI device:

RaspberryPI Dashboard

Note: Datadog does not officially support Raspbian.