Datadog-PaperTrail Integration

Papertrail example

Overview

Use Papertrail and Datadog to:

  • Turn freeform log data into actionable metrics
  • Avoid silo-ed operational knowledge. See and correlate log-derived metrics alongside app- and system-level metrics.

Setup

Installation

To capture metrics from Papertrail:

  1. In Papertrail’s event viewer, save a search for the log event(s) which should be graphed.
  2. Enter the name for the search and click the Save & Setup an Alert button.
  3. Choose Datadog under Graphing & Metrics.

    Papertrail notifications

  4. Choose your alert frequency and other details.

  5. Provide your Datadog API key, enter what you want to name your metric, and optionally enter some tags to associate with the metric.

    Papertrail notifications
  6. Click the Create Alert button.

Papertrail will update Datadog at your chosen interval.

Configuration

No configuration steps are required for this integration.