Configuring Datadog

Datadog is a monitoring service for cloud-scale applications, bringing together data from servers, databases, tools and services. The integration allows you to push alerts and response time metrics to their platform, and we have worked together to make this integration seamless. To get started, you will first need to set up a Datadog account at https://datadog.com/.

Integration Functionality

  • When an alert is created in Uptime.com, a corresponding event is issued in Datadog.
  • Events within Datadog can be assigned lower priority, and commented on.  
  • Response times of your checks can be tracked as metrics in DataDog.
  • Metrics will update every five minutes with five data points from one-minute checks.

Integration Setup

First, login to your Datadog account, then click the Integrations menu>Integrations. Locate Uptime.com and click Configure>Install. Once installed, copy the API Key. Next, generate an application key and copy it as well.  

Return to Uptime.com.

In order to activate the integration of Datadog within your Uptime account, you will go to Notifications>Integrations, then click New Profile. Select Datadog as the Provider Type when adding a new push notifications profile.

Paste the API Key and the Application Key copied previously into their respective fields, and Name the integration.

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Once you've configured your Datadog integration, you will need to assign it to a contact and make sure that contact is notified when a Check fails.

Assign Integration to Existing Contacts

To add your integration to an existing contact, click on or type the name of the contact into the Assign to Contacts field within the integration setup screen.

Create New Contacts for the Integration

Adding a dedicated or new contact cannot be done within the integrations screen. To do so first, click Notifications>Contacts. You can select New Contact, or add your integration to an existing contact.

Select Datadog from the Push Notifications field within the New Contact screen.

Assign Integration Contact to a Check

If you have created a new or dedicated contact for your integration, you will need to add it to specific checks. If you have assigned the integration to a contact that is already assigned to one (or more) checks, you may skip this step.

Return to your Check’s Edit screen and assign this contact to the Contacts field to be notified of a downtime event. Metrics will update every five minutes with five data points from one-minute checks. On initial setup, metric data may take up to 30 minutes to appear.

Please note: Response time data is stored based on plan usage. Uptime.com stores hourly data for a maximum of 90 days, and daily check data for a period of up to 24 months.  

Test Your Integration

Test your integration with one of the following two options:

  1. Force the Check assigned to your Integration to fail by altering it (HTTPS checks can use a misspelling of the domain, for example)
  2. Click Notifications>Contacts, then click Actions>Test to send a test to the Contact

 

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