Ingest telemetry data from the Datadog Agent

To bring telemetry data into Cloud Observability, you configure a Datadog agent to “tee” traffic to both Cloud Observability and Datadog. The traffic is duplicated and sent to both destinations. If you have existing metric or tracing dashboards that you want to import into Cloud Observability, you can use a script to export them and then send them to Cloud Observability to be imported.

Importing dashboards to Cloud Observability will not affect your existing dashboards in Datadog.

If you’re just starting with Datadog (and don’t need to import dashboards or send data to Cloud Observability), you can send telemetry data directly to Cloud Observability.

See also

Ingest metrics from Datadog

Ingest traces from the Datadog Agent

Ingest logs from the Datadog Agent

Updated Sep 27, 2023