Datadog Application Monitoring for PCF

This documentation describes Datadog Application Monitoring for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF). Datadog Application Monitoring enables PCF users to monitor the health and performance of their applications.


Datadog Application Monitoring for PCF is made up of three components:

  • DogstatsD
  • Trace Agent
  • Puppy Agent

DogstatsD is the easiest way to get your custom application metrics into Datadog. It is a metrics aggregation service that implements the StatsD protocol and adds a few Datadog-specific extensions. For more information, see our documentation. Additionally, we have a list of DogStatsD libraries you can reference to find one that is compatible with your application.

Trace Agent is a service that collects application traces from various sources and forwards them to Datadog. For more information, see our documentation.

Puppy Agent is a smaller version of the Datadog Agent that can forward metrics and logs to Datadog. For more information about log-collection, see our documentation. When enabled, all the logs from stdout and stderr are collect and forwarded by TCP to the Puppy Agent by default.

Key Features

Datadog Application Monitoring for PCF includes the following key features:

  • Application performance monitoring
  • Metrics, logs, and traces forwarding to Datadog

Datadog is a monitoring and analytics platform for cloud-scale infrastructure and applications. Datadog provides full-stack observability by combining infrastructure metrics and events with application performance metrics and end-to-end tracing. With flexible graphs and dashboards, sophisticated alerting, and machine learning functionality for anomaly and outlier detection, the platform provides actionable insight into dynamic, modern environments. Datadog features 200+ vendor-supported integrations, with simple configuration and built-in template dashboards.

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about the Datadog Application Monitoring for PCF.

Element Details
Version 1.8.0
Release date July 24, 2019
Software component version 6.13.0
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) 2.2.x, 2.3.x, 2.4.x, 2.5.x and 2.6.x
Compatible Pivotal Application Service version(s) 2.2.x, 2.3.x, 2.4.x, 2.5.x,and 2.6.x
BOSH stemcell version Ubuntu Xenial
IaaS support AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, and vSphere

WARNING: Datadog Application Monitoring for PCF v1.2.0 and earlier require a Ubuntu Trusty stemcell. The end-of-life date for Ubuntu Trusty is April 2019. If a security vulnerability is found on this stemcell after April, it will not be fixed.


Datadog Application Monitoring for PCF has the following requirements:


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Datadog Application Monitoring for PCF is released under the Apache License 2.0.

To use Datadog Application Monitoring for PCF, you need a Datadog API key and account. If you do not have a Datadog account, sign up here.