Monitor Applications 24/7 with Datadog Logging

Updated 6 months ago by Michael Cretzman

Harness 24/7 Service Guard monitors your live applications, catching problems that surface minutes or hours following deployment. For more information, see 24/7 Service Guard Overview.

You can add your Datadog monitoring to Harness 24/7 Service Guard in your Harness Application Environment. For a setup overview, see Connect to Datadog.

This section assumes you have a Harness Application set up and containing a Service and Environment. For steps on setting up a Harness Application, see Application Checklist.

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Before You Begin

Visual Summary

Here's an example of a Datadog Logging setup for 24/7 Service Guard setup.

Step 1: Set Up 24/7 Service Guard

To set up 24/7 Service Guard for Datadog, do the following:

  1. Ensure that you have added Datadog as a Harness Verification Provider, as described in Verification Provider Setup.
  2. In your Harness Application, ensure that you have added a Service, as described in Services. For 24/7 Service Guard, you do not need to add an Artifact Source to the Service, or configure its settings. You simply need to create a Service and name it. It will represent your application for 24/7 Service Guard.
  3. In your Harness Application, click Environments.
  4. In Environments, ensure that you have added an Environment for the Service you added. For steps on adding an Environment, see Environments.
  5. Click the Environment for your Service. Typically, the Environment Type is Production.
  6. In the Environment page, locate 24/7 Service Guard.
  7. In 24/7 Service Guard, click Add Service Verification, and then click Datadog. The Datadog dialog appears.

Step 2: Display Name

The name that will identify this service on the Continuous Verification dashboard. Use a name that indicates the environment and monitoring tool, such as Datadog.

Step 3: Service

The Harness Service to monitor with 24/7 Service Guard.

Step 4: Datadog Server

Select the Datadog Verification Provider to use.

Step 5: Log Verification

Select the Log Verification option.

Step 6: Search Keywords

Enter search keywords, such as *expression*. Separate keywords using spaces. (Follow the Datadog log search syntax.)

You can also enter variable expressions, such as:

error OR ${serviceVariable.error_type}

Step 7: Field Name for Host/Containers

Enter the log field that contains the name of the host/container for which you want logs. You can enter a field name for example.

Harness uses this field to group data and perform analysis at the container-level.

Step 8: Enable 24/7 Service Guard

Enable this setting to turn on 24/7 Service Guard. If you simply want to set up 24/7 Service Guard, but not enable it, leave this setting disabled.

Step 9: Verify your Settings

  1. Click Test. Harness verifies the settings you entered.
  2. Click Submit. The Datadog 24/7 Service Guard is added.

To see the running 24/7 Service Guard analysis, click Continuous Verification.

The 24/7 Service Guard dashboard displays the production verification results.

For more information, see 24/7 Service Guard Overview.

Next Steps


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