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Datadog Integration Guide – VictorOps


Versions Supported: N/A (SaaS)

VictorOps Version Required: Standard or Enterprise

What you need to know Annotating the links provided by DataDog to your incidnets requires use of the Transmogrifier (Enterprise only feature)

Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Operations and Development teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.

The Datadog integration with VictorOps allows you to send content from Datadog into the VictorOps timeline via @ mentions in the Datadog event stream. The following is a brief walkthrough on how to enable and configure the integration.

In VictorOps

From the main timeline select Settings >> Alert Behavior >> Integrations >> DataDog.

If the integration has not yet been enabled, click the “Enable Integration” button.  Copy the “VictorOps API Key” to your clipboard.

In DataDog

Click “Integrations” in the top menu:

Enable the VictorOps integration; click “Available/Install”:

Click the configuration tab and paste in your VictorOps API Key.:

Include the VictorOps routing key you wish to use.  (In VictorOps, go to Settings>>Alert Behavior>>Route Keys)  Choose (or configure) the routing key for the team or teams that will be responsible for these alerts.

Finally. add @victorops- to your Datadog metric monitors and you’re done.

(The VictorOps Transmogrifier is an Enterprise level feature only)

Datadog alerts typically include useful links that can be annotated to your VictorOps alerts to automatically render snapshot images and provide quick links to the Datadog UI.  We recommend the following Transmogrifier rules:

When monitoring_tool matches Datadog

  • Annotations:
    • Image URL : Snapshot : ${{snapshot_url}} – Renders snapshot image in the VictorOps timeline
    • URL : Snapshot Link: ${{snapshot_link}}} – Provides clickable link to image in Datadog
    • URL : Event Link : ${{event_url}} – Provides clickable link to the event in the Datadog UI
Updated on January 27, 2017

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