Datadog-Pingdom Integration

Overview

Track Pingdom user-centric performance metrics in Datadog, for correlation with other relevant events and metrics.

At this time we track the response_time metric for any sites you configure on the Pingdom website.

Pingdom events can be added by configuring the relevant Integration Status Monitor

Metrics can only be imported for Pingdom customers at the Starter level or above.

Setup

Installation

  1. Open the Pingdom integration tile.
  2. Enter the username and password to your Pingdom account. (If you have a Team account, you can use your own credentials and specify the account you wish to pull checks from.)
  3. You can ignore some checks by unchecking them or add some tags to the events that are going to be generated.

Data Collected

Metrics

pingdom.response_time
(gauge)
The HTTP response time for this Pingdom check
shown as millisecond
pingdom.uptime
(gauge)
The elapsed time since the last HTTP error for this Pingdom check
shown as second

Troubleshooting

Why am I getting an error when updating user/password?

You may have seen the following when saving your pingdom credentials:

“There was an issue while testing your Pingdom configuration: Not permitted for account type”.

Add the email address of your pingdom account owner in the (Optional) Account to query field, then save.