Datadog Application Monitoring for VMware Tanzu

Overview

Datadog Application Monitoring for VMWare Tanzu enables VMware Tanzu users to monitor the health and performance of their applications. It consists of the following three components:

  • DogStatsD
  • Trace Agent
  • Container Agent

You can use DogStatsD to get your custom application metrics into Datadog. DogStatsD is a metrics aggregation service that implements the StatsD protocol and adds a few Datadog-specific extensions. For more information, see the DogStatsD documentation. Additionally, Datadog provides a list of DogStatsD libraries you can use to find libraries compatible with your application.

The Trace Agent is a service that collects application traces from various sources and forwards them to Datadog APM. For more information, see the tracing documentation.

The Container Agent is a smaller, lightweight version of the Datadog Agent that can forward metrics and logs to Datadog. See the logs documentation for more information. When enabled, the default behavior is for all logs from stdout and stderr to be collected and forwarded by TCP to the Container Agent.

Key features

Datadog Application Monitoring for VMware Tanzu includes the following key features:

  • Application performance monitoring
  • Metric, log, and trace forwarding to Datadog

Prerequisites

Datadog Application Monitoring for VMware Tanzu has the following requirements:

Installation

  1. Download the product file for Datadog Application Monitoring for VMware Tanzu from the Tanzu Network.
  2. Go to the Tanzu Ops Manager Installation Dashboard and click Import a Product to upload the product file.
  3. Select the product file downloaded in step 1. This adds the tile to your staging area.
  4. Click the newly added Datadog Application Monitoring for VMware Tanzu tile.
  5. Enter your Datadog API key in the Datadog Config section.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Return to the Tanzu Ops Manager Installation Dashboard, and click Apply changes to install the Datadog Application Monitoring for the VMware Tanzu tile.

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