Service checks can be visualized and used in 3 Datadog sections:
To reach Check Summary, click on the Monitors tab then on Check Summary.
This is the list of all your checks and their status reporting across your infrastructure in the past day. Select a check to get insights on the number of distinct checks for each of its associated tags.
Service checks can be visualized in a Check status widget in Screenboards: After clicking on the Check status widget icon, the following pop-up appears:
In this form you can:
Even if you can’t graph a custom check over time as you would for metrics, you can still monitor it. Go to monitor tab > new monitor, then select the custom check section:
Configure your custom check monitor:
In this form, you can:
Service check monitors for out-of-the-box Datadog integrations can be set in monitor tab > Integration > Integration status tab on the left. For instance, with the HAProxy integration:
Learn how to write an integration with the integration developer documentation.