DataDog Forwarding

This page explains how to forward logs to DataDog from Apica

Generating API Key from DataDog

Generating an API key from DataDog is a simple process that allows you to securely access data from the platform.

To add a Datadog API key or client token:

  1. Navigate to Organization settings, then click the API keys or Client Tokens tab.

  2. Click the New Key or New Client Token button, depending on which you’re creating.

  3. Enter a name for your key or token.

  4. Click Create API key or Create Client Token.

For more details on how to generate an API key in DataDog, you can visit this link.

Steps to Create DataDog Forwarding

To forward your logs to DataDog, begin by logging into Apica's website.

  • Navigate to the Create tab and select the option for Forwarder.

  • Next, choose DataDog(JSON) from the available options; this will bring up a new form with fields such as API Key, Buffer Size, Host and Tags. Fill out the required data in these fields and click Create.

Create Forwarder:

Api_Key:       <DATADOG-API-KEY>
Buffer_size:   16000
Tags:          logs
Type:          _json
Name:          DataDog Forwarder
  • Next, head over to the Explore page and pick out a namespace you wish to forward your logs to DataDog from.

  • Click on the three dots icon located next to the calendar and opt for Map Forwarder; this will open a new modal which allows you to choose the newly created DataDog forwarder schema (this can be identified via its datadog icon).

  • Confirm your selection by clicking OK.

  • A successful mapping is indicated by a popup showing that namespace-application pairs are connected with respective forwarders; additionally, you'll notice an updated Namespace Forwarder status in effect.

  • Your logs are now being forwarded to DataDog.

To help make the steps easier to understand, below are the screenshots illustrating each of the instructions given above.

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