Datadog

The Datadog output plugin allows to ingest your logs into Datadog.

Before you begin, you need a Datadog account, a Datadog API key, and you need to activate Datadog Logs Management.

Configuration Parameters

Key

Description

Default

Host

Required - The Datadog server where you are sending your logs.

http-intake.logs.datadoghq.com

TLS

Required - End-to-end security communications security protocol. Datadog recommends leaving this on.

on

apikey

Required - Your Datadog API key.

dd_service

Recommended - The human readable name for your service generating the logs - the name of your application or database.

dd_source

Recommended - A human readable name for the underlying technology of your service. For example, postgres or nginx.

dd_tags

Optional - The tags you want to assign to your logs in Datadog.

Configuration File

Get started quickly with this configuration file:

[OUTPUT]
Name datadog
Match *
Host http-intake.logs.datadoghq.com
TLS on
apikey <my-datadog-api-key>
dd_service <my-app-service>
dd_source <my-app-source>
dd_tags team:logs,foo:bar

Troubleshooting

403 Forbidden

If you get a 403 Forbidden error response, double check that you have a valid Datadog API key and that you have activated Datadog Logs Management.