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DNS Server Monitoring

Monitor and assess the health of all of your internal DNS servers in a single view with Datadog.

DNS is a critical component of your infrastructure, enabling your services to reach the endpoints they rely on and connecting users to your web applications from anywhere in the world. DNS server monitoring with Datadog Network Performance Monitoring provides insight into the health of your internal DNS servers and service discovery in one unified monitoring tool.


Investigate problems with individual DNS servers

Isolate metrics from a single server to track its performance.
  • Validate load balancer health by comparing the number of DNS requests to each server in a load-balanced group
  • Compare server performance to a group of similar servers to create baselines by filtering the DNS view using facets
  • Monitor and troubleshoot DNS server latency without ever having to SSH into an individual machine
Investigate problems with individual DNS servers

Examine client-side DNS communication

Distinguish between client-side and server-side DNS issues.
  • Identify services or pods generating a high volume or rate of requests which could be causing latency
  • Spot problems with any upstream dependencies sending invalid DNS requests
  • Differentiate between bad client requests and DNS service failures by breaking down DNS error codes by type
Examine client-side DNS communication

Monitor internal and external DNS requests

Verify both internal service discovery and external DNS resolution.
  • Automate DNS tests to ensure the resolvability and lookup times of DNS records (A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, and TXT.)
  • Run tests from managed locations to distinguish widespread DNS outages from regional issues
  • Create dashboards to monitor DNS server metrics, traces, and logs alongside data from the rest of your stack
Monitor internal and external DNS requests

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Next-Generation Network Monitoring

Optimize user experience and DNS server performance.


Live Network Map

Visualize all dependencies in one place with the live network map.


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.

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