The Datadog Agent is software that runs on your hosts. It collects events and metrics from hosts and sends them to Datadog, where you can analyze your monitoring and performance data. The Datadog Agent is open-source, and its source code is available on GitHub at DataDog/datadog-agent.
It is recommended to fully install the Agent. However, a standalone DogStatsD package is available for Amazon Linux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu. This package is used in containerized environments where DogStatsD runs as a sidecar or environments running a DogStatsD server without full Agent functionality.
The standalone DogStatsD package is installed with the Agent one-line install command except every occurrence of
datadog-agent should be replaced with
datadog-dogstatsd. A Docker image is available in the DogStatsD6 Docker image repo.
Packages are also available for 64-bit x86 and Arm v8 architectures. For other architectures, use the source install.
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