Chapter 10: Working with Monitoring Standards

You have already seen how Datadog-supplied integrations and REST APIs are useful in extending Datadog's features. In this chapter, we will explore more options available for extending these features that are essentially an implementation of standards in the monitoring space, and how they can be used for rolling out your custom monitoring requirements.

These are the topics that are covered in this chapter:

  • Monitoring networks using SNMP
  • Consuming application metrics using JMX
  • Working with the DogStatsD interface

Technical requirements

To try out the examples mentioned in this book, you need to have the following tools installed and resources available:

  • An Ubuntu 18.04 environment with a Bash shell. ...

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