Datadog-AWS Direct Connect Integration

Overview

This integration collects metrics from AWS Direct Connect (e.g. Connection state, bit rate ingress and egress, packet rate ingress and egress, and more).

Setup

Installation

If you haven’t already, set up the Amazon Web Services integration first. There are no other installation steps that need to be performed.

Configuration

In the Amazon Web Services integration tile, ensure that Direct Connect is checked under metric collection.

Data Collected

Metrics

aws.dx.connection_state
(gauge)
The state of the connection. 0 indicates DOWN and 1 indicates UP.
shown as
aws.dx.connection_bps_egress
(rate)
The bit rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection.
shown as bit
aws.dx.connection_bps_ingress
(rate)
The bit rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection.
shown as bit
aws.dx.connection_pps_egress
(rate)
The packet rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection.
shown as packet
aws.dx.connection_pps_ingress
(rate)
The packet rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection.
shown as packet
aws.dx.connection_crcerror_count
(count)
The number of times cyclic redundancy check (CRC) errors are observed for the data received at the connection.
shown as error
aws.dx.connection_light_level_tx
(gauge)
Indicates the health of the fiber connection for egress (outbound) traffic from the AWS side of the connection.
shown as
aws.dx.connection_light_level_rx
(gauge)
Indicates the health of the fiber connection for ingress (inbound) traffic to the AWS side of the connection.
shown as

Each of the metrics retrieved from AWS will be assigned the same tags that appear in the AWS console, including but not limited to host name, security-groups, and more.