Datadog Service Catalog offers a central source of truth about the many interdependent software services that your organization operates and maintains. When monitoring reveals issues with any particular service, it is often challenging to quickly find needed information about that service—such as contact information for the engineers in charge of supporting it, its upstream and downstream dependencies, or any associated logs, performance telemetry, or security insights. The Service Catalog solves this problem by providing an always-available reference for the most important service-related information, along with an interactive map that visualizes how all your services work together.

This beginner-friendly course will teach you how to navigate the different views of the Service Catalog. It will also teach you how, for any service entry, to create metadata that allows your teams to easily access supplementary resources such as associated runbooks, documentation, contact information, and code repositories.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Explain the features and benefits of the Service Catalog.
  • Access and navigate the primary views of the Service Catalog, including:
    • The Ownership view
    • The Reliability view
    • The Performance view
    • The Security view
    • The Service Map view
  • Describe how a service definition is used to create an entry in the Service Catalog.
  • Explain how service-related data is populated into the Service Catalog.
  • Successfully create new service definitions by using the following tools:
    • The user interface
    • Service definition files
    • The Datadog API
  • Use the Service Catalog to access supplementary resources (for example monitors, traces, and dashboards) for a given service.

Primary Audience

This course is designed for developers, DevOps engineers, application owners, and site reliability engineering (SRE) teams who will be using Datadog to support applications or monitor application ownership, performance, and dependency information.


Technical Requirements

In order to complete the course, you will need:

  • Google Chrome or Firefox

Course Navigation

At the bottom of each lesson, click the MARK LESSON COMPLETE AND CONTINUE button so that you are marked as having completed each lesson and can receive the certificate at the end of the course.

Course Enrollment Period

Please note that your enrollment in this course ends after 30 days. You can re-enroll at any time and pick up where you left off.

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction

    1. Service Definition

    2. Service Map

    3. Views of the Service Catalog

    4. Integrations with Service Catalog

    1. Explore the Service Catalog

    2. Lab: Explore the Service Catalog and create Service Definitions

    1. Summary

    2. Feedback Survey

Managing Services with the Service Catalog

  • 1 hours to complete
  • Beginner