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How to install Datadog on Archlinux

This is a step-by-step guide for installing the data dog agent on Archlinux

How to install Datadog on Archlinux

I recently installed datadog mostly because I wanted to get the awesome t-shirt. There was no official guide for Archlinux and It took me some time to get it up and running so I I'm making this little tutorial to guide others.

Step By Step Process

  1. Download the data-dog agent from the AUR repository here If you don't konw how to install AUR packages, You can checkout this official tutorial Personally, I use an awesome package manager called yay !
  2. After installing the datadog agent, Sigin in to your datadog account online and visit
  3. On the page above, click on the button which says If you prefer to see the installation step-by-step, click here. datadog-1
  4. Run the command sudo sh -c "sed 's/api_key:.*/api_key: fb18e8da2c4fd951e721a99152275025/' /etc/datadog-agent/datadog.yaml.example > /etc/datadog-agent/datadog.yaml" from your console.
  5. Restart the datadog agent service with the command sudo systemctl restart datadog-agent.service
  6. Visit on your browser to open the datadog-agent-manager.
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