You can add operational visibility to your Convox environments with Datadog.

Sign up for Datadog

If you don’t have an account already, sign up for Datadog. You’ll need an API key that lets you send data from Convox to the Datadog service.

Deploy the Datadog Agent

You can deploying the datadog agent as a Convox app with a very simple docker-compose.yml manifest:

# check out the repo
$ git clone
$ cd dd-agent

# create the app and secrets
$ convox apps create
$ convox env set API_KEY=<your api key>
$ convox deploy
$ convox scale agent --count=3 --cpu=10 --memory=128

Use a count that matches the InstanceCount parameter of your Rack.

Auto Scaling

If autoscaling is enabled on your Rack, you’ll need to dynamically scale the Datadog agent count to match the Rack instance count.

See the Listening for ECS CloudWatch Events Tutorial for guidance.