Datadog

The Datadog Cloudsmith Integration is a simple and effective visualisation tool for monitoring your token, storage and bandwidth usage

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Datadog is an observability service for cloud-scale apps, providing monitoring of servers, databases, tools, and services through a SaaS based data analytics platform. At Cloudsmith we are big fans of Datadog and use it to monitor and visualize how our system is performing across a range of services and tools.

The Datadog Cloudsmith Integration, allows users to monitor their storage, bandwidth, and token usage in Datadog. This metric data is crucial in monitoring your consumption and mitigating against getting an unexpected overage bill- the Datadog Cloudsmith integration is another way for you and your team to monitor this.

Metrics Available

The following metrics will be tracked by the Datadog Cloudsmith integration:

Metric NameMetric TypeDescription
cloudsmith.storage_usedpercentThe percentage of storage used
cloudsmith.bandwidth_usedpercentThe percentage of bandwidth used
cloudsmith.token_countitemThe number of tokens in an organization
cloudsmith.token_bandwidth_totalbyteThe total bandwidth used by tokens
cloudsmith.token_download_totalitemThe total downloads used by tokens

Install Cloudsmith Datadog Integration

The Cloudsmith check is a Community Integration- follow these steps to install and configure your Cloudsmith integration.

Datadog Agent

First things first you need to install the Datadog Agent.

The Datadog Agent is software that runs on your hosts. It collects events and metrics from hosts and sends them to Datadog, where you can analyze your monitoring and performance data. To install the datadog agent, follow the steps here.

Cloudsmith Datadog Integration Installation

The Cloudsmith check is a Community Integration and is not included in the Datadog Agent package, so you need to install it.

For Agent v7.21+ / v6.21+, follow the instructions below to install the Cloudsmith check on your host. Run the following command to install the Cloudsmith Agent integration:

datadog-agent integration install -t datadog-cloudsmith==<INTEGRATION_VERSION>

Configuration

Configure your integration similar to core integrations. The Cloudsmith integration has 3 configuration values:

Config NameConfig Description
urlThis is the url to the Cloudsmith API and will not change (https://api.cloudsmith.io/v1)
cloudsmith_api_keyYour Cloudsmith API key
organizationThe Cloudsmith Organization that you are monitoring

Follow these steps to configure your Cloudsmith integration:

  1. Edit the cloudsmith.d/conf.yaml file, in the conf.d/ folder at the root of your Agent's configuration directory to start collecting your Cloudsmith performance data. See the sample cloudsmith.d/conf.yaml for all available configuration options.
  2. Restart the Agent.

Validation

Run the Agent's status subcommand and look for cloudsmith under the Checks section.

View your Cloudsmith Dashboard in Datadog

Datadog dashboards enable you to efficiently monitor your infrastructure and integrations by displaying and tracking key metrics. Once the Agent is installed with the Cloudsmith check, you can use the metrics in any datadog dashboard.

To make life easier for you, the Cloudsmith Datadog Integration comes with it’s own dashboard allowing you to monitor your Cloudsmith accounts storage, bandwidth, and token usage.

Install the Datadog Integration

Log into Datadog and from the side bar select Integrations->integrations and select the Cloudsmith integration.

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Open the Configuration tab and select Install Integration.

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The Cloudsmith Dashboard can be viewed by following these instructions:

  1. Follow the instructions in the previous section to install the Cloudsmith integration
  2. From Datadog, select Dashboards->Dashboard list to view your dashboards.
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Select your installed Cloudsmith dashboard- it will be listed as Cloudsmith Overview.

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The dashboard above tracks tokens and consumption usage in an Organization:

  • It tracks the storage and bandwidth usage of your packages in a Cloudsmith organization. If your bandwidth or storage usage is getting close to the limit, your status changes to amber if above 75% and red if your usage is above 85%.
  • Track your entitlement token usage for your organization. View the number of tokens created, the total amount downloaded by all tokens, and the bandwidth used by tokens. Entitlement tokens are read-only tokens used for downloading files and gaining read-only access to repository contents. See Entitlements for more information.

To Sum it Up

The Datadog Cloudsmith Integration is a simple and effective visualization tool for monitoring your token, storage and bandwidth usage- never be surprised by an unexpected overage and give yourself time to change your settings before you reach your limit. If you identify a limit that is approaching a threshold, then you can quickly and easily adjust your limits at any time within the Cloudsmith UI.

If you already use Datadog to monitor your tools and services, this tool is for you!


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