Datadog Integration

Create a Datadog Integration for NGINX Controller.

Datadog Integration Requirements

NGINX Controller sends data to the Datadog API; NGINX Controller does not use an agent. Datadog requires that NGINX Controller present an access token with the data to authenticate the service.

  1. Log into the Datadog web interface.
  2. On the navigation menu, select Integrations > APIs.
  3. Expand the API Keys pane.
  4. If you already have a key available, you can use it. If you don’t, or if you want to create a different key, you can do so by typing a key name and clicking Create API key.
  5. Copy and save the API key you want to use. You’ll configure NGINX Controller with this value later.
Datadog restricts the creation of API keys to Admin users. You may need to contact your administrator to get a new key.

Add a Datadog Integration

Take the following steps to create an Integration for Datadog:

  1. Open the NGINX Controller user interface and log in.
  2. Select the NGINX Controller menu icon, then select Platform.
  3. On the Platform menu, select Integrations.
  4. On the Integrations menu, select the Create Integration quick action.
  5. Add a name.
  6. (Optional) Add a display name.
  7. (Optional) Add a description.
  8. (Optional) Add tags.
  9. In the Integration Type list, select GENERIC_INTEGRATION.
  10. In the Endpoint URI box, add the API endpoint for your Datadog region. For example, for metrics or for events.
  11. In the Credential Type list, select API_KEY.
  12. In the API Key box, add the Datadog API Key.
  13. Select Submit.