PDH Check

Supported OS Windows

Integration version2.1.0


Note: The usage of PDH check is discouraged, you should use the Windows performance counters check instead.

Get metrics from Windows performance counters in real time to:

  • Visualize and monitor Windows performance counters through the PDH API.



The PDH check is included in the Datadog Agent package. No additional installation is needed.


  1. Edit the pdh_check.d/conf.yaml file, in the conf.d/ folder at the root of your Agent’s configuration directory to collect Windows performance data. See the sample pdh_check.d/conf.yaml for all available configuration options.

  2. Restart the Agent.


Run the Agent’s status subcommand and look for pdh_check under the Checks section.

Data Collected


All metrics collected by the PDH check are forwarded to Datadog as custom metrics, which may impact your billing.


The PDH check does not include any events.

Service Checks

The PDH check does not include any service checks.


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