In some cases you may want to take advantage of the features available with dogstatsD but do not necessarily need to view the metrics broken down by a
host tag or may be looking to reduce the number of tags on a given metric.
To remove the
host tag from being applied when submitting metrics via dogstatsD you can set the
host tag to nothing as seen here:
from datadog import statsd from random import randint statsd.gauge('metric.test', randint(0,100), tags=['host:', 'box:vagrant'])
This will result in
metric.test being reported without a
host tag and only
box:vagrant as the only tag.
The following articles have more information about custom metrics:
And as always, please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking for help with your custom metrics.
DISCLAIMER: When removing the
host tag you are removing a unique identifier for the submission of custom metrics. When two datapoints are submitted with the same timestamp/metric/tag combination and do not have unique identifiers the
last received/processed value will overwrite the value stored. To avoid this edge case, please ensure that no host is submitting the same exact metric/tag combination at any given timestamp