Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 20 minutes

In the previous sections we started to look at some of the metrics we are collecting. In this section we are going to start looking at actual dashboards available with our account. The metrics and dashboards for Apache HTTPD and haproxy are enabled after you do two things: configure the agent to collect the metrics through the corresponding conf.yaml files, and install the integrations in the Datadog web ui. That's what we are doing here.

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

In the next two sections you will learn more about making dashboards and how to setup a timeseries widget.

Review Integration Dashboards

HAProxy and Apache Dashboards

  1. Login to your Datadog account.
  2. Navigate to the Dashboards List then Integrations.

Install the HAProxy dashboard

  1. Hover over the HAProxy tile and click the Install button.
  2. Click Install Integration on the Configuration tab.
  3. Close the HAProxy modal window.
  4. Repeat the last three steps for Apache.

Working with a dashboard

  1. Return to the Dashboards List.
    You should see two new dashboards: Apache - Overview and HAProxy - Overview.
  2. Click on the link for the Apache dashboard.
    Notice that there are three servers but the rate of requests is probably minimal.
  3. From the first terminal tab, run the command light.
    This will start hitting the HAProxy server and thus each of the Apache web servers.
  4. Return to the Apache dashboard.
    You should see an increase in the rate of requests.
  5. Return to the Dashboards page and click on the other dashboard links.
    See what has been created with each integration installed.

When you are finished, quit the light command and then run grademe in the terminal. If you have earned the full score, click the Continue button to end the scenario.

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