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To create a monitor in Datadog, hover over Monitors in the main menu and click New Monitor in the sub-menu. To create a monitor programmatically, see the Datadog API or community maintained libraries.

Auditing Monitors

For all monitor types, monitor changes create an event in the event stream. This event explains the change and displays the user that made the change.

If you made changes to a monitor, you can see examples with the following event search:

Datadog also provides the ability to be notified on changes to a monitor you create. At the bottom of the monitor editor, there’s an option to Notify recipients for all changes to the monitor:

Setting the above to Notify sends an email with the monitor audit event to all people who are alerted in the specific monitor. The monitor audit event also appears in the event stream.

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