Network Map


The network map provides a topology view of your network to help you visualize network partitions, dependencies, and bottlenecks. By consolidating network data into a directional map, this page can be used to cut through the noise and isolate problematic areas.



The network map visualizes data collected by the Datadog Agent automatically. Once installed, no extra steps are necessary.


Use the page header to configure your network map:

  1. Choose the tag you want your Nodes to represent with the first selector at the top of the page. Available tags are the same as those offered in the network page.

  2. Select the metric you want your Edges to represent:

    • Throughput sent
    • Throughput received
    • TCP Retransmits
    • TCP Latency
    • TCP Jitter
    • Established Connnections
    • Closed Connections
  3. Filter the connections you want to display. You can choose whether or not to:

    • Filter traffic to a particular environment, namespace, or any other tag(s)

    • Filter your tags based on a fuzzy string match.

    • Show unresolved traffic.

    • Hide network traffic outside a specified percentile range of the active network metric.


Hovering over a node highlights it and animates the directionality of the network traffic it sends and receives:

Click on a node and select Inspect from the menu to contextualize it within the larger network:

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