Posted On: Sep 28, 2018
Amazon CloudWatch Agent now supports the ability to publish custom StatsD or collectd metrics to CloudWatch. You can leverage these custom metrics to create alarms for triggering notifications and auto-scaling actions or save them to dashboards for quick viewing in CloudWatch.
StatsD and collectd are popular, open-source solutions that gather system statistics for a wide variety of applications. CloudWatch Agent enables you to publish and store your custom StatsD and collectd metrics for up to 15 months in CloudWatch. You can also choose to publish these custom metrics to an account other than the resource account where the agent is collecting metrics, such as a central monitoring account.
You can get started with the CloudWatch agent by downloading directly from the AWS SSM console or via CLI from our S3 bucket for standalone installs. To learn more, please visit the CloudWatch agent user guide for StatsD and collectd. The CloudWatch agent is available in all AWS public regions, including AWS GovCloud.