Datadog on Raspberry Pi


Datadog is one of the more popular cloud monitoring tools in the DevOps community. It is not as strong in the APM suite as a NewRelic, though it is a very nice product. The reason I’m trying it today, is because I love my raspberry pi’s… and NewRelic does not support ARM. 😦


(Assumption ; I’m assuming you are using raspbian…)

We’ll start of with update our local cache…

sudo apt-get update

And then install “sysstat”.

sudo apt-get install sysstat

And now browse to your datalog account and select “from source” when selecting an agent ;

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And execute the command ;

DD_API_KEY=myawesomkey sh -c "$(curl -L"

And enjoy the magic… or wait for the magic.

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And then suddenly…

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Which was verified by the Datadog website…

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Though the agent was running in the foreground, which is not very clean… Best to either make an RC script for it, or the sleazy way… Put it into the /etc/rc.local like this…

nohup sh /root/.datadog-agent/bin/agent &

Anyhow, the stats are pouring in… 😀

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There is a tool which enables cloud monitoring for your Raspberries! Though it is a bit of manual process and you’ll need to foresee your own startup wrapper.


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