Getting Started with the Agent
This check monitors the state of any Windows Service and submits a service check to Datadog.
The Windows Service check is packaged with the Agent, so simply install the Agent on your Windows hosts.
Create a file
windows_service.yaml in the Agent’s
conf.d directory. See the sample windwos_service.yaml for all available configuration options:
init_config: instances: - host: . # dot means localhost # username: <REMOTESERVER>\<REMOTEUSER> # if 'host' is a remote host # password: <PASSWORD> # list at least one service to monitor services: # - wmiApSrv
You must provide service names as they appear in services.msc’s properties field (e.g. wmiApSrv), NOT the display name (e.g. WMI Performance Adapter).
Restart the Agent to start monitoring the services and sending service checks to Datadog.
Run the Agent’s
info subcommand and look for
windows_service under the Checks section:
Checks ====== [...] windows_service ------- - instance #0 [OK] - Collected 0 metrics, 0 events & 1 service check [...]
The Windows Service check is compatible with all Windows platforms.
The Windows Service check does not include any metrics at this time.
The Windows Service check does not include any event at this time.
The Agent submits this service check for each Windows service configured in
services, tagging the service check with ‘service:
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