Datadog
Send logs to 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 setting this to on.
off
compress
Recommended - compresses the payload in GZIP format, Datadog supports and recommends setting this to gzip.
apikey
Required - Your Datadog API key.
Proxy
Optional - Specify an HTTP Proxy. The expected format of this value is http://host:port. Note that https is not supported yet.
provider
To activate the remapping, specify configuration flag provider with value ecs.
json_date_key
Date key name for output.
timestamp
include_tag_key
If enabled, a tag is appended to output. The key name is used tag_key property.
false
tag_key
The key name of tag. If include_tag_key is false, This property is ignored.
tagkey
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.
dd_message_key
By default, the plugin searches for the key 'log' and remap the value to the key 'message'. If the property is set, the plugin will search the property name key.

Configuration File

Get started quickly with this configuration file:
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[OUTPUT]
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Name datadog
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Match *
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Host http-intake.logs.datadoghq.com
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TLS on
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compress gzip
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apikey <my-datadog-api-key>
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dd_service <my-app-service>
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dd_source <my-app-source>
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dd_tags team:logs,foo:bar
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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.
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