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Monitors

Create

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.

Select a monitor type:

Import

Import a monitor to Datadog with JSON using the main navigation: Monitors –> New Monitor –> Import.

You can obtain a JSON export of any monitor from the monitor’s status page. Click the settings cog (top right) and choose Export from the menu.

Audit

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:

https://app.datadoghq.com/event/stream?per_page=30&query=tags:audit%20status:all

Datadog also provides a notification option for changes to monitors you create. At the bottom of the monitor editor, under Notify your team, choose Notify in the drop-down next to: alert recipients when this alert is modified.

The notify setting 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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