Golang application for reporting Phusion Passenger stats to DataDog via statsD
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Send health metrics from Phusion Passenger to DataDog using the StatsD interface on the server agent.


Graph and track Passenger threads and possibly detect misbehaving threads before they become a problem.

Tracked Metrics

  • Processed requests: min,max,average,total
  • Memory usage: min,max,average,total
  • Thread uptime: min, max, average
  • Request queue depth
  • Threads in use vs Max thread configured


Building the binary

You will first need to build the passenger-datadog-monitor executable using Go. You can download the source and dependencies, and build the binary by running:

go get -v github.com/Sjeanpierre/passenger-datadog-monitor

Once it completes, you should find your new passenger-datadog-monitor executable in your $GOROOT/bin directory.

Note that if you are building in a different environment from where you plan to deploy, you should configure your target operating system and architecture.

Installing the binary

After you've built the executable, you should install it on your server (e.g. in /usr/bin/).


passenger-datadog-monitor runs as a daemon with a 10 second sampling interval. Monit, God, SupervisorD, or any other daemon management tool should be used to manage the process.

Sample Monit config

check process passenger-datadog-monitor with pidfile /var/run/passenger-datadog-monitor.pid
start program = "/etc/init.d/passenger-datadog-monitor start"
stop  program = "/etc/init.d/passenger-datadog-monitor stop"

You should run passenger-datadog-monitor as root, since access to passenger-status requires root.

Running passenger-datadog-monitor print will output stats and is useful for debugging.

udp.rb can be run locally when you want to see what is being received on the server side.