External Services
Datadog

You can add operational visibility to your Convox environments with Datadog.

Sign up for Datadog

If you don’t have an account already, sign up for Datadog. You’ll need an API key that lets you send data from Convox to the Datadog service.

Deploy the Datadog Agent

You can deploy the datadog agent as a Convox app with a very simple convox.yml manifest:

services:
  agent:
    agent:
      ports:
        - 8125/udp
        - 8126/tcp
    image: datadog/agent:latest
    environment:
      - DD_API_KEY
      - DD_APM_ENABLED=true
    privileged: true
    scale:
      cpu: 128
      memory: 128
    volumes:
      - /sys/fs/cgroup/:/host/sys/fs/cgroup/
      - /proc/:/host/proc/
      - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock

Application Metrics

To forward application metrics to Datadog you’ll need the host IP address. You can get it with:

$ ip route list match 0/0 | awk '{print $3}'

Logging Endpoint

To integrate Datadog as a logging endpoint with our Syslog resource:

  • Go to Syslog-Ng Integration to check the forwarding destination. This currently differs between the US site (intake.logs.datadoghq.com:10516) and the EU site (tcp-intake.logs.datadoghq.eu:443)
  • Suggested Format="INSERT-YOUR-API-KEY-HERE <22>1 {DATE} {GROUP} {SERVICE} {CONTAINER} - [metas ddsource=\"{GROUP}\" ddtags=\"container_id:{CONTAINER}\"] {MESSAGE}" where you replace INSERT-YOUR-API-KEY-HERE with your Datadog API key 😉

For example:

$ convox rack resources create syslog Format="123457890abcdef1234567890 <22>1 {DATE} {GROUP} {SERVICE} {CONTAINER} - - [metas ddsource=\"{GROUP}\" ddtags=\"container_id:{CONTAINER}\"] {MESSAGE}" Url=tcp+tls://intake.logs.datadoghq.com:10516

Link the created Syslog resource to your app:

$ convox rack resources link syslog-3785 --app example