May 18, 2024

Datadog – An Azure Native ISV Service, that brings the facility of Datadog’s observability capabilities to Azure, is usually accessible since 2021. The natively built-in service permits you to monitor and diagnose points together with your Azure sources by robotically sending logs and metrics to your Datadog group.

The service is straightforward to provision and handle, like some other Azure useful resource, utilizing the Azure Portal, Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI), software program growth kits (SDKs), and extra. You do not want any customized code or connectors to begin viewing your logs and metrics on the Datadog portal.

The service has continued to develop and has been adopted nicely by our joint clients. This service is developed and managed by Microsoft and Datadog and primarily based in your suggestions, we proceed to spend money on deeper integrations to make the expertise smoother for you. Listed here are among the high options shipped lately that we wish to spotlight:

Monitor a number of subscriptions with a single Datadog Useful resource

We’re excited to announce a scalable multi-subscription monitoring functionality that permits you to configure monitoring for all of your subscriptions via a single Datadog useful resource. This simplifies the method of monitoring quite a few subscriptions as you do not want to setup a separate Datadog useful resource in each single subscription that you just want to monitor.

To begin monitoring a number of subscriptions via a single “Datadog—An Azure Native ISV Service” useful resource, click on on the Monitored Subscriptions blade below the Datadog organizations configurations part.

Screenshot depicting the Monitored Subscriptions blade in the Datadog organization configurations section

The subscription through which the Datadog useful resource is created is monitored by default. To incorporate further subscriptions, click on on the “Add subscriptions” button and on the window that opens, choose the subscriptions that you just wish to monitor utilizing the identical useful resource.

Screenshot depicting the Add Subscriptions window to select subscriptions to start monitoring with the Datadog resource

We suggest deleting redundant Datadog sources linked to the identical group and consolidating a number of subscriptions right into a single Datadog useful resource wherever doable. This may assist keep away from duplicate knowledge circulation and points like throttling. For instance, within the picture proven under, there’s a useful resource named DatadogLinkingTest linked to the identical group in one of many subscriptions. You must ideally delete the useful resource earlier than continuing so as to add the subscription.

A screenshot depicting a scenario where there are existing Datadog resources linked to the same organization. Users are shown a warning to remove the linked resource(s) before proceeding to add the subscription.

Click on on Add to incorporate the chosen subscriptions to the checklist of subscriptions being monitored via the Datadog useful resource.

Screenshot depicting the list of subscriptions monitored by the Datadog resource and the monitoring status of each. The status for subscriptions being successfully monitored is shown as

The set of tag guidelines for metrics and logs outlined for the Datadog useful resource apply to all subscriptions which might be added for monitoring. When you want to reconfigure the tag guidelines at any level, verify Reconfigure rules for metrics and logs.

And now you’re carried out. Go to the “Monitored Sources” blade in your Datadog useful resource and filter the subscription of your option to verify the standing of logs and metrics being despatched to Datadog for the sources in that subscription.

Screenshot depicting the list of monitored resources across subscriptions that have been linked to the same Datadog organization. Also shown is the new filter to view monitored resources for specific subscriptions.

Likewise, agent administration expertise for App Providers and digital machines (VMs) additionally spans a number of subscriptions now. 

Screenshot depicting the management of the Datadog agent in App Services. Also shown is the new filter to view App Services present in specific subscriptions.

Try Monitor virtual machines using the Datadog agent and Monitor App Services using the Datadog agent as an extension.

If at any level you want to cease monitoring sources in a subscription by way of the Datadog useful resource, you possibly can take away the subscription from the Monitored subscriptions checklist. Within the Monitored Subscriptions blade, select the subscription you now not want to monitor and click on on “Take away subscriptions”. The default subscription (the one through which the Datadog useful resource is created) can’t be eliminated.

Screenshot depicting the Remove Subscriptions functionality in the Monitored Subscription blade.

Log forwarder

The automated log forwarding functionality accessible out of the field with Datadog’s native integration on Azure eliminates time-consuming steps that require you to setup further infrastructure and write customized code.

We’re continually working to assist all resource categories on Azure Monitor to ship logs to Datadog. For purchasers who’ve setup monitoring tag guidelines in an Azure subscription, new useful resource sorts or classes get robotically enrolled for sending logs, with out the necessity for purchasers to manually do any adjustments to allow new useful resource sorts. As of right this moment, the native integration on Azure helps logs from 126 useful resource sorts to circulation to Datadog.

Cloud Safety Posture Administration

Within the Datadog Azure Native integration, enabling Cloud Safety Posture Administration (CSPM) to your Azure Sources is a simple operation in your Datadog useful resource. Navigate to the Cloud Safety Posture Administration blade, click on on the checkbox to allow CSPM and click on Save. The setting may be disabled at any level.

Screenshot depicting the Cloud Security Posture Management setting in the Datadog resource.

You may study extra about Datadog’s CSPM product here

Mute monitor for anticipated digital machine shutdowns

Think about alerts being despatched for anticipated VM shutdowns and waking you up in the course of the evening. Yikes! Now, with simply the press of a checkbox, you possibly can keep away from situations the place Datadog’s catastrophe prevention alert notifications get triggered throughout scheduled shutdowns. To mute the monitor for anticipated Azure Digital Machine shutdowns, choose the checkbox proven under within the Metrics and Logs blade.

Screenshot depicting the mute monitor setting in the Metrics and Logs blade for expected Virtual Machine shutdowns.

Hope you’re excited to check out all of the cool options highlighted on this weblog!

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