How to get more logging from the agent?

When hitting an issue you / Datadog support might need more logging from the Datadog agent to investigate on the possible causes.

 

To enable the full debug mode:

- modify your local datadog.conf (see this page to locate this configuration file on your instance)

- replace "# log_level: INFO" with "log_level: DEBUG" (make sure to get rid of # to uncomment the line)

- restart your datadog agent (see that page to find the restart command depending on your OS)

- wait a few minutes to generate some logs

 

Look here to find the location of the logs.

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    Ian Bucad

     Use below command to quickly set log_level to DEBUG. Agent must still be restarted for the changes to take effect.

     

    v5.x.x

    sudo sh -c "sed -i 's/.*log_level:.*/log_level: DEBUG/' /etc/dd-agent/datadog.conf"

     

    v6.x.x

    sudo sh -c "sed -i 's/.*log_level:.*/log_level: debug/' /etc/datadog-agent/datadog.yaml"
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