Create Monitors

Overview

To create a monitor in Datadog:

  1. In the main navigation, select Monitors –> New Monitor.
  2. Select a monitor type corresponding to the kind of telemetry you want to alert on.
  3. Configure the monitor.

To create a monitor programmatically, see the Datadog API or community maintained libraries.

Exporting and importing monitors

You can download a JSON file containing the definition of a monitor from the monitor’s status page. Click the settings cog (top right) and choose Export from the menu.

Import a JSON monitor definition into Datadog by selecting Monitors –> New Monitor –> Import in the main navigation.

Monitor types


Further Reading

Additional helpful documentation, links, and articles: