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Troubleshoot your monitoring with Agent check status reporting

Troubleshoot your monitoring with Agent check status reporting

Published: June 25, 2014

Proper Agent and application configuration is essential for monitoring all parts of your infrastructure. Agent check status information lets you know if there’s a problem in your Agent or application configuration so you can ensure there are no gaps in your performance monitoring. We’re excited to announce the addition of at-a-glance Agent check status information to the Datadog Infrastructure page to report integration issues in your hosts monitored by Datadog.

Find configuration issues with Agent check status

With the addition of Agent checks on the Infrastructure page, you’re now able to see when an Agent check has an error or warning. This tells you when apps are reporting metrics correctly, but more importantly, it lets you know when they are not. As seen in the example below, an app configured incorrectly will appear yellow, indicating that at least one of its checks is not working properly.

Monitor Agent check status

You can get more detail about the configuration issue by clicking on the problematic app which will open the inspector panel. In the example below, the inspector panel says that the Datadog Agent can’t connect to redis. This indicaties that either the Agent isn’t reporting any redis metrics because there’s an issue with the redis integration’s configuration file or that the redis service is down on that specific host.

Monitor Agent check status

This information provides detailed logging so you’re able to pinpoint the issue and resolve it quickly.

At-a-glance Agent status summary

We’ve also added a summary of Agent checks in the header of the Infrastructure page. You can now see at a glance the number of Datadog integration issues and filter on the alerting apps to drill down to the problematic hosts.

Monitor Agent check status

When you click on the “this filter” link in the summary, the Infrastructure page will filter your hosts to only display ones that have Agent checks returning a warning or failing state.

Monitor Agent check status

With Agent check status, you can now enable integrations without having to worry about missing important metrics.

To check out all the ways Datadog can monitor the performance of your applications and infrastructure, get a .

Note: This feature is available for hosts with Agents v4.3+ installed

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