When you are monitoring a containerized infrastructure, one challenge that arises is that containers can shift from host to host. The dynamic nature of containerized systems makes them difficult to manually monitor.
To solve this issue, you can use Datadog’s Autodiscovery feature to automatically identify the services running on a specific container and gather data from those services. Whenever a container starts, the Datadog Agent identifies which services are running on this new container, looks for the corresponding monitoring configuration, and starts to collect metrics.
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