Watchdog is an algorithmic feature for APM and infrastructure metrics. It automatically detects potential application and infrastructure issues by continuously observing trends and patterns in metrics and looking for atypical behavior.
To create a Watchdog monitor in Datadog, use the main navigation: Monitors –> New Monitor –> Watchdog.
Select story type
In this section, choose between an APM or Infrastructure story:
An APM story is created when Watchdog detects anomalous behavior on your system’s services or their child resources.
Choose your primary tags, service, and resource from the drop-down menus.
After your selections are made, the graph at the top of the monitor creation page displays the matching Watchdog events over time, along with a list of events.
Infrastructure-wide stories can include issues over the following integrations:
After selecting Infrastructure, the graph at the top of the monitor creation page displays Watchdog events over time, along with a list of events.
No selection is necessary. You are notified when Watchdog detects issues across your infrastructure.
For detailed instructions on the Say what’s happening and Notify your team sections, see the Notifications page.