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datadog (72) Versions 0.1.0

Installs/Configures datadog components

cookbook 'datadog', '= 0.1.0'
cookbook 'datadog', '= 0.1.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install datadog
knife supermarket download datadog
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Datadog Cookbook

Chef recipes to deploy Datadog's components automatically.


  • python >= 2.6
  • chef >= 0.9


  • Debian, Ubuntu


The following Opscode cookbooks are dependencies:

  • apt & chef_handler
  • yum


  • node[:datadog][:api_key] = This needs to be retrieved from your Account Settings page.
  • node[:datadog][:application_key] = There are none by default. Visit the Account Settings page to create a new APplication Key, to be used in conjunction with your API key.

  • node[:datadog][:url] = The location of where Datadog is hosted. Should never change.

  • node[:datadog][:repo] = Where the Datadog-maintained packages are located. Should never change.



Just a placeholder for now, when we have more shared components they will probably live there.


Installs the Datadog agent on the target system, sets the API key, and start the service to report on the local system metrics


Installs the chef-handler-datadog gem and invokes the handler at the end of a chef run to report the details back to the newsfeed.


  1. Add this cookbook to your Chef Server, either by installing with knife or downloading and uploading to your chef-server with knife.
  2. Add your API Key, either to attributes/default.rb, or by using the inheritance model and placing it on the node/
  3. Upload the new recipe via: knife cookbook upload datadog
  4. Associate the recipes with the desired roles, i.e. "role:chef-client" should contain "datadog::dd-handler" and a "role:somethingelse" should start the dd-agent with "datadog::dd-agent".
  5. Wait until chef-client runs on the target node (or trigger chef-client if you're impatient)

We are not making use of data_bags in this recipe at this time, as it is unlikely that you will have more than 1 API key.



  • dd-agent - Add support for RPM installs - Red Hat, CentOS, Scientific, Fedora


  • Initial refactoring, including the dd-agent cookbook here
  • Adding chef-handler-datadog to report to the newsfeed

License and Author

Author:: Mike Fiedler (

Copyright 2011, Datadog, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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