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Puppet & Datadog

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A module to:

  1. install the DataDog agent
  2. to send reports of puppet runs to the Datadog service Datadog.


Puppet 2.7.x or 3.x. For detailed informations on compatibility, check the module page on the Puppet forge.


Install datadog_agent as a module in your Puppet master's module path.

puppet module install datadog-datadog_agent

Upgrade from previous git manual install 0.x (unreleased)

You can keep using the datadog module but it becomes legacy with the release of datadog_agent 1.0.0. Upgrade to get new features, and use the puppet forge system which is way easier for maintenance.

  • Delete the datadog module rm -r /etc/puppet/modules/datadog
  • Install the new module from the puppet forge puppet module install datadog-datadog_agent
  • Update your manifests with the new module class, basically replace datadog by datadog_agent

For instance to deploy the elasticsearch integration

include 'datadog_agent::intergrations::elasticsearch'


Once the datadog_agent module is installed on your master, there's a tiny bit of configuration that needs to be done.

  1. Update the default class parameters with your API key

  2. Specify the module on any nodes you wish to install the DataDog Agent.

    include datadog_agent

    Or assign this module using the Puppet style Parameterized class: class { 'datadog_agent': api_key => "yourkey", }

    On your Puppet master, enable reporting:

      class { 'datadog_agent':
        api_key            => "yourkey",
        puppet_run_reports => true,

    To support reporting, your Puppet master needs to have the dogapi gem installed, to do that either run the puppet agent on your master with this configuration or install it manually with gem

  3. Include any other integrations you want the agent to use, e.g.

    include 'datadog_agent::integrations::mongo'


To enable reporting of changes to the Datadog timeline, enable the report processor on your Puppet master, and enable reporting for your clients. The clients will send a run report after each check-in back to the master, and the master will process the reports and send them to the Datadog API.

In your Puppet master /etc/puppet/puppet.conf, add these configuration options:

# No need to modify this section
# ...

# Enable reporting to datadog
# If you use other reports already, just add datadog_reports at the end
# reports=store,log,datadog_reports
# ...

# ...

And on all of your Puppet client nodes add:

# ...

If you get

err: Could not send report:
Error 400 on SERVER: Could not autoload datadog_reports:
Class Datadog_reports is already defined in Puppet::Reports

Make sure reports=datadog_reports is defined in [master], not [main].


This is the minimal set of modifications to get started. These files assume puppet 2.7.x or higher.


report = true
reports = datadog_reports
pluginsync = true

report = true
pluginsync = true


node "default" {
    class { "datadog_agent":
        api_key => "INSERT YOU API KEY HERE",
node "puppetmaster" {
    class { "datadog_agent":
        api_key            => "INSERT YOUR API KEY HERE",
        puppet_run_reports => true


import "nodes.pp"

Run Puppet Agent

sudo /etc/init.d/puppetmaster restart
sudo puppet agent --onetime --no-daemonize --no-splay --verbose

You should see something like:

info: Retrieving plugin
info: Caching catalog for
info: Applying configuration version '1333470114'
notice: Finished catalog run in 0.81 seconds

Verify on Datadog

Go to the Setup page and you should see this

Puppet integration

Search for "Puppet" in the Stream and you should see something like this:

Puppet Events in Datadog

Masterless puppet

This is a specific setup, you can use to set it up.

Module Development and Testing

Clone the repo

git clone
cd puppet-datadog-agent

Install dependencies

bundle install
rake lint              # Check puppet manifests with puppet-lint / Run puppet-lint
rake spec              # Run spec tests in a clean fixtures directory
rake syntax            # Syntax check Puppet manifests and templates
rake syntax:manifests  # Syntax check Puppet manifests
rake syntax:templates  # Syntax check Puppet templates
pip install pre-commit
pre-commit install


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request
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