This project served its purpose to launch a Datadog Agent in a Heroku environment, and has since been vastly improved upon.
This repo will be placed in read-only mode as of 2018-12-01. Thanks for your help and support!
Warning: Version pinned to datadog-agent 1:5.11.2-1
When the incompatibility is resolved #30 can be reverted.
This buildpack is typically used in conjunction with other languages, so is most useful with language-specific buildpacks - see Heroku Language Buildpacks for more.
Here are some setup commands to add this buildpack to your project, as well as setting the required environment variables:
cd <root of my project> heroku create # only if this is a new heroku project heroku buildpacks:add heroku/ruby # or other language-specific build page needed heroku buildpacks:add --index 1 https://github.com/miketheman/heroku-buildpack-datadog.git heroku config:set HEROKU_APP_NAME=$(heroku apps:info|grep ===|cut -d' ' -f2) heroku config:add DATADOG_API_KEY=<your API key> git push heroku master
You can create/retrieve the
DATADOG_API_KEY from your account on this page.
API Key, not application key.
You can optionally set additional percentiles for your histogram metrics. By default
only 95th percentile will be generated. To generate additional percentiles, set all
persentiles, including default one, using env variable
For example, if you want to generate 0.95 and 0.99 percentiles, you may use following
heroku config:add DATADOG_HISTOGRAM_PERCENTILES="0.95, 0.99"
Documentaion about additional percentiles here.
Once complete, the Agent's dogstatsd binary will be started automatically with the Dyno startup.
Once started, provides a listening port on 8125 for statsd/dogstatsd metrics and events.
An example using Ruby is here.
Things that have not been tested, tried, figured out.
- see if we can bypass apt updates on every run
- determine how the compiled cache behaves with new releases of the datadog-agent package, as it stored the deb file
- tag release when stable, update docs on how to use a given release in
.buildpacks, like "https://github.com/miketheman/heroku-buildpack-datadog.git#v1.0.0"
- Fork this repo
- Check out the code, create your own branch
- Make modifications, test heavily. Add tests if you can.
- Keep commits simple and clear. Show what, but also explain why.
- Submit a Pull Request from your feature branch to
This buildpack was heavily inspired by the heroku-buildpack-apt code, as well as many others from Heroku and @ddollar. We leverage the same type of process runner that the Datadog Docker container uses, with a couple of modifications.
MIT License, see
LICENSE file for full text.