Posted On: Nov 19, 2019

You can now monitor, isolate, and diagnose performance impacting your Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) container instances. This new feature available with CloudWatch Container Insights, automates the collection of fifteen new CloudWatch custom metrics such as CPU, memory, and file system and network utilization of your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. The feature also summarizes these metrics in an ECS Instances dashboard to improve cluster performance, improve app resilience and availability, and troubleshoot issues from your ECS clusters faster.

ECS container instances monitoring is available in all regions where CloudWatch Container Insights is available. This feature is a pay per usage feature based on performance events ingested per EC2 instances as CloudWatch Logs that automatically create 8 CloudWatch custom metrics per EC2 instance and 7 aggregate per cluster level metrics. Please visit our CloudWatch pricing page for more details on pricing. It’s easy to get started. Start collecting detailed performance metrics about your ECS container instances by running 1 command, see the documentation for more details Deploying the CloudWatch Agent to Collect Instance-Level Metrics on Amazon ECS.