Live Processes is available in Datadog Agent version 5.16.0. Refer to the instructions for standard Agent installation for platform-specific details.
Once the Datadog Agent is installed, enable Live Processes collection by editing the configuration file at:
and adding the following line to the
After configuration is complete, restart the Agent.
Note: To collect container information in the standard install, the
dd-agent user needs to have permissions to access
Update to Datadog Agent image version 5.16.0 or above:
$ docker pull datadog/docker-dd-agent
Follow the instructions for docker-dd-agent, passing in the following attributes, in addition to any other custom settings as appropriate:
-v /etc/passwd:/etc/passwd:ro -e DD_PROCESS_AGENT_ENABLED=true
In the dd-agent.yaml manifest used to create the DaemonSet, add the following environment variables, volume mount, and volume:
env: - name: DD_PROCESS_AGENT_ENABLED value: "true" volumeMounts: - name: passwd mountPath: /etc/passwd readOnly: true volumes: - hostPath: path: /etc/passwd name: passwd