Docker Health Monitoring | Datadog

Docker Health Monitoring

Monitor and optimize Docker cluster health in real-time with Datadog.

Docker health monitoring with Datadog helps you visualize, analyze, and troubleshoot entire cluster architecture.


Monitor Your Docker Containers More Effectively

  • Automatically detect and monitor your containers as quickly as they are created and destroyed
  • Easily analyze the health of all your containers distributed across any cloud environment in a single pane of glass with the cluster agent
  • Avoid resource contention and deficiency by drilling into individual containers running hot with 1 click
  • Collect, monitor, and visualize high-granularity metrics from all your containers at 15s. granularity for 15 months – including CPU, I/O, and memory

Gain Deeper Insights Into Your Container Orchestration

  • Enhance visibility into container orchestration with the live container view
  • Optimize horizontal auto-scaling by connecting Datadog to your HPA and collecting request rate, latency, and available network bandwidth
  • Easily detect clusters over or under-allocating available resources via the auto-generated container map
  • Monitor important per-container metrics, such as resource usage and request and response error rates, on out-of-the-box dashboards for AWS Fargate, Google Cloud Run, and more

Eliminate False-Positives and Receive Alerts for Only the Issues that Matter

  • Set up threshold and rate of change alerts for service-level metrics that won’t panic as containers scale down
  • Create smarter alerts that account for daily, weekly, and seasonal fluctuations
  • Proactively prevent outages and errors with forecasts on resource metrics such as CPU and memory
  • Automatically detect unanticipated anomalous events, outliers, and errors with Watchdog

Enhance visibility with Datadog

  • Monitor your Docker containers, cloud services, load balancers, databases, and servlets all in one place with Datadog’s 650+ vendor-backed integrations
  • Create custom, drag-and-drop dashboards within seconds and visualize highly-granularity metrics in real time
  • Seamlessly navigate between your logs, infrastructure metrics, and application traces
  • Retain performance data at container id level for 36 hours automatically
  • Quickly deploy the agent across your entire cluster through our helm chart or daemonset

The Essential Monitoring and Security Platform for the Cloud Age

Datadog brings together end-to-end traces, metrics, and logs to make your applications, infrastructure, and third-party services entirely observable.

Platform Diagram

Analyze Docker in real time

Monitor, visualize, and alert on full stack data in context.


Host and Container Maps

Visualize the status of your hosts or containers in a single view.


Synchronized Dashboards

Track incidents across metrics with a common tagging structure.


Service Map

Map applications and their supporting services in real time.

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Docker Health Monitoring Resources

Learn best practices for monitoring Docker.

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