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Supported OS: Linux Mac OS Windows

Overview

k6 is an open-source load testing tool that will help you to catch performance issues and performance regressions earlier.

With the k6 integration, you can track performance metrics of k6 tests to:

  • Correlate application performance with load testing metrics.
  • Create alerts based on performance testing metrics.
  • Analyze and visualize k6 metrics using the k6 Datadog Dashboard or Metrics Explorer.

k6 Datadog Dashboard

Setup

For the detailed instructions, follow the k6 documentation.

Installation

  1. In Datadog, navigate to Integrations > API to copy your API key.

  2. Run the Datadog Agent:

    To get k6 metrics into Datadog, k6 sends metrics through the Datadog Agent, which collects, aggregates, and forwards the metrics to the Datadog platform.

    Run the Datadog Agent service as a Docker container with this command:

    DOCKER_CONTENT_TRUST=1 \
    docker run -d \
        --name datadog \
        -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock:ro \
        -v /proc/:/host/proc/:ro \
        -v /sys/fs/cgroup/:/host/sys/fs/cgroup:ro \
        -e DD_SITE="datadoghq.com" \
        -e DD_API_KEY=<YOUR_DATADOG_API_KEY> \
        -e DD_DOGSTATSD_NON_LOCAL_TRAFFIC=1 \
        -p 8125:8125/udp \
        datadog/agent:latest

    Note: Replace <YOUR_DATADOG_API_KEY> with your API key. If your account is registered with Datadog EU, change the value of DD_SITE to datadoghq.eu.

  3. Run the k6 test and output the results to Datadog.

    Once the Datadog Agent service is running, run the k6 test and send the metrics to the Agent with:

    k6 run --out datadog script.js
  4. Visualize the k6 metrics in Datadog.

    While running the test, k6 sends metrics periodically to DataDog. By default, these metrics have k6. as the name prefix.

    You can visualize k6 metrics in realtime with the metrics explorer, monitors, or custom dashboards.

    k6 Datadog Metrics Explorer

    Additionally, the first time Datadog detects the k6.http_reqs metric, the k6 integration tile is installed automatically, and the default k6 dashboard is added to your dashboard list.

    k6 Datadog Dashboard

Data Collected

Metrics

k6.data_sent
(count)
The amount of data sent
Shown as byte
k6.data_received
(count)
The amount of received data
Shown as byte
k6.http_req_blocked.avg
(gauge)
Average time spent blocked before initiating the request
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_blocked.max
(gauge)
Max time spent blocked before initiating the request
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_blocked.median
(gauge)
Median time spent blocked before initiating the request
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_blocked.95percentile
(gauge)
95th time spent blocked before initiating the request
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_blocked.count
(rate)
The number of httpreqblocked values submitted during the interval
Shown as unit
k6.http_req_connecting.avg
(gauge)
Average time spent establishing TCP connection
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_connecting.max
(gauge)
Max time spent establishing TCP connection
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_connecting.median
(gauge)
Median time spent establishing TCP connection
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_connecting.95percentile
(gauge)
95th time spent blocked before initiating the request
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_connecting.count
(rate)
The number of httpreqconnecting values submitted during the interval
Shown as unit
k6.http_req_duration.avg
(gauge)
Average request time
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_duration.max
(gauge)
Max request time
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_duration.median
(gauge)
Median request time
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_duration.95percentile
(gauge)
95th request time
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_duration.count
(rate)
The number of httpreqduration values submitted during the interval
Shown as unit
k6.http_reqs
(count)
Total number of HTTP requests
Shown as request
k6.http_req_receiving.avg
(gauge)
Average time spent receiving response data
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_receiving.max
(gauge)
Max time spent receiving response data
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_receiving.median
(gauge)
Median time spent receiving response data
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_receiving.95percentile
(gauge)
96th time spent receiving response data
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_receiving.count
(rate)
The number of httpreqreceiving values submitted during the interval
Shown as unit
k6.http_req_sending.avg
(gauge)
Average time spent sending data
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_sending.max
(gauge)
Max time spent sending data
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_sending.median
(gauge)
Median time spent sending data
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_sending.95percentile
(gauge)
95th time spent sending data
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_sending.count
(rate)
The number of httpreqsending values submitted during the interval
Shown as unit
k6.http_req_tls_handshaking.avg
(gauge)
Average time spent handshaking TLS session
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_tls_handshaking.max
(gauge)
Max time spent handshaking TLS session
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_tls_handshaking.median
(gauge)
Median time spent handshaking TLS session
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_tls_handshaking.95percentile
(gauge)
95th time spent handshaking TLS session
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_tls_handshaking.count
(rate)
The number of httpreqtls_handshaking values submitted during the interval
Shown as unit
k6.http_req_waiting.avg
(gauge)
Average time spent waiting for response (TTFB)
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_waiting.max
(gauge)
Max time spent waiting for response (TTFB)
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_waiting.median
(gauge)
Median time spent waiting for response (TTFB)
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_waiting.95percentile
(gauge)
95th time spent waiting for response (TTFB)
Shown as millisecond
k6.http_req_waiting.count
(rate)
The number of httpreqwaiting values submitted during the interval
Shown as unit
k6.iteration_duration.avg
(gauge)
Average time spent for a VU iteration
Shown as millisecond
k6.iteration_duration.max
(gauge)
Max time spent for a VU iteration
Shown as millisecond
k6.iteration_duration.median
(gauge)
Median time spent for a VU iteration
Shown as millisecond
k6.iteration_duration.95percentile
(gauge)
95th time spent for a VU iteration
Shown as millisecond
k6.iteration_duration.count
(rate)
The number of iteration_duration values submitted during the interval
Shown as unit
k6.iterations
(count)
Aggregated number of VU iterations
Shown as unit
k6.vus
(gauge)
Current number of active virtual users
Shown as user
k6.vus_max
(gauge)
Max possible number of virtual users
Shown as user

Service Checks

The k6 integration does not include any service checks.

Events

The k6 integration does not include any events.

Troubleshooting

Need help? Read the k6 Datadog documentation or contact k6 support.