PDH Check

Supported OS Windows

Integration version2.0.0


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.


Need help? Contact Datadog support .