Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 20 minutes

So far in this course we have created a few dashboards and a few alerts. We also caused a few issues to pop up. Now is your chance to document what we did.

Note: In this staging of the Katacoda scenario, startup will take 3 minutes or so. When we go live this should drop to no more than 20 seconds

Creating Notebooks

Create a notebook

  1. Login to your Datadog account.
  2. From the menu, create a New Notebook.
  3. Click the gear icon to the left of the first box and choose to Insert Markdown Above.
    Let's start by describing the increased load on the servers caused by new traffic.
  4. Come up with a description for how you noticed that traffic was increasing on your web environment.
    Pretend that you didn't cause it with a script.
  5. Start adding other graphs that might be related to your notebook.
    Notice that the default graph shows avg:system.load.1{*} right at the same time that heavy was running. Look for patterns that support your hypothesis. When you discover a good story, remove the graphs you aren't using.
  6. Click the clock icon on the top of each graph.
    You can assign a time period for this graph that is different from the global time. Sometimes its useful to show what performance was like yesterday or last week and then this week.
  7. Now click on the grid icon just below the clock.
    If you don't see it, make sure you are hovering over the graph. Here you can change the size of the graph as well as have it create a graph for each host or anything else associated with a tag.
  8. Choose an apache metric that represents what was wrong.
  9. Adust the time period to ensure you have the problem in view.
  10. Configure the graph to ensure you are showing the problem.
  11. Try creating another Notebook for the problem with the server that went down.

There is nothing to grade for this one, so when you have tried it out, you can move on to the next section